NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said the league has approved the investment group's bid to bring a team to the soon-to-be redeveloped KeyArena.

Mayor Jenny Durkan signed an MOU with Oak View Group for a $640M+ redevelopment of KeyArena at Seattle Center

The council voted overwhelmingly in favor of the proposal, which could bring the NHL and NBA back to Seattle.

Seattle councilmembers voted 5-0, and it heads to a full council vote on December 4.

In the latest rush to create a new sports arena and woo the NBA back to Seattle, should the city consider both options available to it? Or is the glossy remake of KeyArena the slam dunk we’ve all been waiting for?

Investment group led by Chris Hansen is adding a new element to its plan for a new NBA/NHL arena in the SoDo neighborhood: redeveloping KeyArena in Lower Queen Anne to make it an indoor-outdoor concert venue.

Oh, to be Seattle. The city is so attractive, it could win America’s Next Top Model in a walk and score the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

As every first-year business student knows, a city’s economy is not considered “world class” until said city has erected at least four shrines to professional sports and these shrines remain empty and unused most days of the year.