First conceptual designs for Seattle arena released

First conceptual designs for Seattle arena released

Credit: Chris Hansen

A conceptual design of the new Seattle NBA / NHL arena.

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 12:04 PM

The first conceptual designs for a new NBA / NHL arena in Seattle were released Friday.

The designs, released by investor Chris Hansen’s team, are considered prototypes and not final designs, but they do shed light on how the building might look in the SODO neighborhood just south of Safeco Field.

Three of the designs show what it might look like if other, existing arenas were placed in the same space. They include Portland’s Rose Garden, Miami’s American Airlines Arena and San Antonio’s AT&T Center.

The formal application said Hansen wants to build a 725,000-square foot arena, which would actually be smaller than the Portland and San Antonio arenas, but bigger than the one in Miami.

Another design diagrams where the arena space would be, complete with streets around the stadium.

The designs indicate an interest in adding a practice court inside the arena.

The sketches and designs will be officially unveiled at a public meeting later this month.

KING 5's Chris Daniels contributed to this report

 

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