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 the main plaza and the arena.
I think it’s fitting that the 16 story building will all but block the view from the new arena of the Railyard.
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.
The changes â€“ expected to be ready opening night, Oct. 30 â€“ include two new VIP lounges â€“ one for the teamâ€™s three-dozen-member ownership group â€“ and one expanded lounge. The visitors locker room, a long-reviled dungeon, will be doubled in size.
Not to pick on former staffer Runnergirl but here is a discussion from 2006 on this site about renovations including the very ones that are being planned. RG’s points were well-made, and I only include it here because it is relevant, not to prove anything. Though I do think the prevailing wisdom of the time was that these renovations were impossible. (Sac-eats has some choice bon mots in the comments section. Also–Kit!)
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 it looks like the event tonight got a big crowd out to Raley Field. Urbs Indomita! (The Indomitable City!)