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Oh, By The Way: NBA Kings Disclose Increased Ticket Prices In E-Mail About Arena
Published January 29, 2014
IF YOU DON'T BUILD IT...: In Sacramento, Marcos Breton writes what is missing in the debate over the Kings' new arena "is an acknowledgment that there is no other real or tangible proposed deal between the Kings and Sacramento." The $258M the city is slated to contribute to the arena is "a lot of money for the city to invest in remaking the Downtown Plaza," and there are "risks involved in paying down the debt over the next decade." Breton: "But what are the real consequences of spurning the deal? Losing the Kings, having Sleep Train Arena as a fading asset -- and a dead downtown mall" (SACRAMENTO BEE, 1/29).