On Thursday, Chris Hansen of Sonics Arena, the chief architect of bringing the SuperSonics back to Seattle as well as a hockey franchise through the building of a new multi-purpose stadium in the SODO district, joined Softy in-studio. Watch the interview below from facebook live and listen to the full interview here:
"I'm all about moving forward. I'm all about being optimistic and tackling challenges as they come." Chris Hansen's reaction to 5/3/16 vote— Sports Radio KJR (@SportsRadioKJR) February 16, 2017
Chris Hansen w/@Softykjr "we are doing this for civic reasons."— Ian Furness (@IanFurnessSea) February 16, 2017
"I think there will be more participants." Chris Hansen on other owners partnering w/ @sonicsarena when a team eventually becomes available— Kevin Shockey (@KevinShockey) February 16, 2017
"Well just sit on our real estate for as long as we have to." Chris Hansen— Kevin Shockey (@KevinShockey) February 16, 2017
"We won't ever get in the way of an NBA or NHL team coming."
Seattle City Council-member Rob Johnson, who voted FOR the vacation of Occidental Avenue last year, also joined Ian Furness and Jason Puckett on Thursday. Listen to his full interview below.
Johnson on Occidental: "I do believe that Occidental is a street thats rarely used. I dont believe theres a huge freight impact to vacating"— Dave Softy Mahler (@Softykjr) February 16, 2017
Rob Johnson just said on KJR he'd like to see both SODO and Key Arena sites approved pending signed agreement by NBA and/or NHL— Dave Softy Mahler (@Softykjr) February 16, 2017
"The SODO site is probably a better site for a basketball team.." But says there may be ways to make Key Arena site work...Rob Johnson— Dave Softy Mahler (@Softykjr) February 16, 2017