Chris Hansen Seattle arena http://www.kplu.org en Will The NHL Beat The NBA Back To Seattle? http://www.kplu.org/post/will-nhl-beat-nba-back-seattle <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Could Seattle get a professional hockey team before professional men’s basketball returns to the city? Speculation has ramped up recently, and&nbsp;</span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sports commentator says there are reasons for that.</span></p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 14498 at http://www.kplu.org Will The NHL Beat The NBA Back To Seattle? With NBA's final decision looming, Hansen ups bid http://www.kplu.org/post/nbas-final-decision-looming-hansen-ups-bid <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson already celebrating his city’s victory in the bid to keep the Kings in town, Chris Hansen and his Seattle-based investment group upped the ante on Friday.</span></p><p>Hansen said his group has raised the proposed purchase price for the franchise by $75 million, bringing the total to $625 million “in an effort to further demonstrate the extent of our commitment to bring basketball back.” The group also guaranteed to the league that the franchise would be a revenue sharing payer, Hansen said.</p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 19:23:48 +0000 Martha Kang & Gabriel Spitzer 8738 at http://www.kplu.org With NBA's final decision looming, Hansen ups bid Hansen: Arena will have balconies, court-side suites http://www.kplu.org/post/hansen-arena-will-have-balconies-court-side-suites <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chris Hansen and his group of investors have released preliminary design renderings of Seattle’s next basketball arena.</span></p><p>The plan features “non-traditional elements” including three stacked balconies in lieu of top rows above the seating bowl, Hansen’s group said on <a href="http://www.sonicsarena.com">sonicsarena.com</a>.</p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 00:38:39 +0000 Martha Kang 7987 at http://www.kplu.org Hansen: Arena will have balconies, court-side suites Top 5 sports stories of 2012 http://www.kplu.org/post/top-5-sports-stories-2012 <p>What do a swimmer, a rookie quarterback, a perfect pitcher and a hedge fund manager have in common?</p><p>They're all on KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel's list of the top 5 sports stories of 2012. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel & Art 7442 at http://www.kplu.org Top 5 sports stories of 2012