Posts Categorized: Sports

Kings submit formal plan for arena development

According to the Biz Journal, the Sacramento Kings submitted formal paperwork to support their development plans for the area surrounding the downtown arena. A rendering submitted with the application shows the hotel, including a pool deck on an upper floor, immediately north of the arena’s main entrance, and a reconfigured Downtown Plaza facing east, onto… Read more »

Favorite baseball teams: spot the Oakland green

Via Atlantic magazine based on Facebook data. A huge swath of Giants orange in Nor Cal and zero presence for the Oakland Athletics (as well as the Mets and Blue Jays). This is probably just the thing to make another Moneyball team possible.

Shaq picks Kings to make Western Conf. playoffs

Former Kings hater and current Kings part owner Shaquille O’Neal picked the Kings to make the playoffs in 2014 as the 7th pick in the Western Conference. Apparently Shaq correctly predicted all 16 playoff teams for the lockout-shortened 2012 season, but I can’t find any evidence of this in the 7 minutes that I felt… Read more »

Renovations, eh?

Sleep Train Arena will be undergoing some renovations before the NBA season opens: The changes – expected to be ready opening night, Oct. 30 – include two new VIP lounges – one for the team’s three-dozen-member ownership group – and one expanded lounge. The visitors locker room, a long-reviled dungeon, will be doubled in size…. Read more »

FPPC finds Hansen was behind Sacramento arena vote push

In a twist worthy of a Netflix original drama, apparently CBS Sacramento’s Steve Large broke the story: The mystery donor to an effort to put a new Sacramento Kings arena to a vote has been revealed as Seattle investor Chris Hansen, a source revealed to CBS13′s Steve Large on Friday.

Sac’s pro soccer club: Sacramento Republic FC

It was unveiled live at the event this evening, so it’s all over the Twitterpages, but Sac’s new pro soccer club is now officially Sacramento Republic FC. The club’s crest, featuring a brown shield, red star and the California bear, was also announced. It’s a pretty cool look! Also, I would drink that beer. And… Read more »

It’s official: Kings are staying in Sacramento

USA Today’s Sam Amick (formerly of the Bee) broke the story on Twitter: the NBA Board of Governors has apparently officially rejected the Chris Hansen/Steve Ballmer bid to purchase the Kings and move them to Seattle.

NBA committee unanimously rejects Kings-Seattle deal

You heard it here fifth… In a move that all but guarantees the Sacramento Kings are staying put, a committee of NBA owners voted unanimously today to block the team’s pending sale and relocation to Seattle. Mood is pretty upbeat but it sounds like that’s warranted.

Supercuts to sponsor Sac Pro Soccer — but you get to name the team

Sac Pro Soccer, owners of the area’s newest pro sports franchise, announced this week that Supercuts will be a major sponsor. But the actual team name, as well as its nickname, colors and shield, will be decided by a good old-fashioned contest. How about the Supercuts Fades or the Sacramento Buzzcuts, or maybe a name… Read more »

Carmichael Dave launches Project Zero; multi-city “road show” to save Kings

After hyping it on Twitter Sunday night, Carmichael Dave announced “Project Zero” today, which he calls a “huge team effort” to help “save the Kings.” Tomorrow- at some point- I will be announcing #projectzero. This will not in any way singlehandedly save the Kings, but we hope it helps. — Carmichael Dave (@CarmichaelDave) March 18,… Read more »

Who will own Mastrov/Burkle downtown arena?

One detail that I am unclear on after this week’s announcement by Mayor Johnson: who will own the arena? If Burkle’s involvement is centered on the downtown arena portion, does that mean he will operate the arena or own it? If the city is still planning to put up the $255m it had pledged as… Read more »

Sacramento makes Seattle’s dreams come true

It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This is a time to reflect; a time to think about dreams. It is also a time to prepare to say goodbye (reportedly, er, sources say, by the time you read this) to the Sacramento Kings. We may want to ease our sorrows by putting ourselves in Seattle’s shoes…. Read more »

Farewell to the Kings?

NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski is Tweeting that the Maloofs are really selling the Sacramento Kings this time. “The Maloofs are finalizing an agreement to sell the Sacramento Kings to the Hansen-Ballmer led Seattle group, sources tell Yahoo! Sports.”

Giants World Championship trophies will be appearing in Sacramento

Nicknamed “The Twins,” the Giants 2010 and 2012 World Series trophies are making another tour of Northern California, and their first stop is none other than Sacramento. This will be the second public trophy tour held in the past three years and will feature both the 2012 and 2010 trophies. The focus of the San… Read more »

Sacramento is one of the strongest soccer regions in the country

In the wake of the Sacramento City Council’s decision to disband the Sacramento Sports Commission (Mayor Kevin Johnson was absent from the vote), the United Soccer League (USL PRO) announced that an expansion franchise in Sacramento will join the league for the 2014 season. “I welcome USL PRO to Sacramento,” Sacramento’s Mayor Kevin Johnson said…. Read more »