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NHL Seattle announces Alaska Airlines as founding partner

Alaska Airlines is betting big bucks that the 36,000-square-foot glass atrium entryway at a rebuilt KeyArena will become a “meeting place’’ for legions of fans.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Geoff Baker: NHL players are paid like other major pro athletes – and ticket sales cover those wages

A number of readers wrote in last week inquiring about my statement that NHL players make salaries comparable to other major professional sports leagues.

UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019

Seattle NHL arena not expected to open until middle of 2021

The arena for Seattle’s new NHL franchise won’t be completed until late spring or summer of 2021 but that shouldn’t have any impact on the expansion team’s first season. Team …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018

NHL is moving forward with Seattle expansion bid

The NHL is moving forward with plans to expand to Seattle. Commissioner Gary Bettman says the Board of Governors executive committee recommended to the full group to proceed with Seattle’s …

Seattle one step closer to NHL after arena plan approved

The Seattle City Council has unanimously approved plans for a privately funded $700 million renovation of KeyArena, clearing one of the last major hurdles in the city’s bid to land …

New investors announced as part of Seattle’s NHL bid

The investment group hoping to bring an expansion NHL franchise to Seattle for the 2020 season has announced a new set of local investors including Seattle Sounders majority owner Adrian …

UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018

KeyArena renovation to cost more than originally expected

Renovating KeyArena to make it ready for a potential NHL franchise will cost $100 million more than previously expected. Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke said costs increased for a …

Price tag for remodeled KeyArena increases by about $100 million

The cost of the extensive renovation to make Seattle’s KeyArena ready for a potential NHL team has risen to about $700 million.

UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018

Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors to play NBA exhibition game in Seattle against Sacramento Kings

First reported in February by The Sacramento Bee and confirmed Thursday by the NBA’s release of its preseason schedule, the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors will play a preseason …

Backers of NHL team in Seattle hope for decision in June

Famous supporters trying to bring professional hockey to Seattle say they hope to hear in June whether their application for an expansion team succeeds. Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer, billionaire David …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018

Gonzaga, Battle in Seattle on hold for at least a few more years

Gonzaga’s 2019 basketball schedule is taking shape, with a loaded Maui Invitational field and a road trip to face North Carolina. But for the third straight year, there won’t be …

Geoff Baker: Seattle’s KeyArena bid gets timely assist from NHL

The NHL’s recent announcement it would accept an expansion application for a future Seattle franchise might have surprised those who hadn’t closely followed this city’s arena drama. But those close …

Gary Bettman says NHL will consider Seattle expansion bid

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league’s board of governors has agreed to consider an expansion application from Seattle. Bettman said the expansion fee has been set at $650 million …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017

Seattle mayor inks KeyArena deal to lure NBA, NHL teams

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has inked an agreement with a private developer to renovate KeyArena so the venue could be ready for an NBA or NHL team.

Group proposing rapid remodeling construction timeline for Seattle’s KeyArena

SEATTLE – A proposal to remodel KeyArena now has an ambitious timeline that could have it ready to house a professional franchise within three years. The timeline was laid out …

Group seeking Seattle NBA team says it would build 2 arenas

An investment group that wants to build a sports arena for professional basketball and possibly hockey has offered to also rebuild KeyArena, the former home of Seattle’s departed NBA franchise. …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 19, 2017

Commentary: A new Seattle Arena belongs in Sodo

The process of fashioning an arena for the purpose of bringing an NBA and possibly NHL team to Seattle drones on, complicated by an amalgam of conflicts that are political, …

Group interested in KeyArena renovation for NBA, NHL in Seattle

About 15 months ago, a top executive with the AECOM architectural firm met in Chicago with a member of the Madison Square Garden Company to discuss ongoing developments at KeyArena.

Seattle brushed off feasibility of NHL, NBA at KeyArena

It was a summerlong secret: A consultant’s report showed Seattle’s KeyArena could become NHL and NBA compatible without demolishing and rebuilding it.

Lacy scores 19 as WSU scraps past Buffalo in Seattle

SEATTLE – Forget the name on the front of their jerseys, their lack of TV appearances, their conference affiliation. The Buffalo Bulls might not have been the kind of marquee …