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Report: Seattle arena voting scheduled for Oct. 15

Sept 11 Anniversary

A U.S. Coast Guard response boat drives past the Seattle skyline as it returns from a cargo ship inspection mission in Elliott Bay near Seattle, Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. On the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Coast Guard boats will be providing escorts and security for Washington state ferries and other marine traffic in the Seattle metro area. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


City and county councils are expected to vote on the Seattle arena plan next Monday (Oct. 15), King 5 News reports.

To be exact, the dual voting will cover the city of Seattle and King County. The two voting sessions are expected to take place a half hour apart next week.

While it’s possible that an NHL team might inhabit that possible arena in the future, the people behind the arena movement have made it clear that their main goal is to attract an NBA franchise.

In fact, they said that they don’t have a plan that would include an NHL team as the lone tenant.

Some might be sad to realize that this plan probably reduces the chances of an NHL team being named the Seattle SuperSonics. Then again, that NBA team might want to forge its own identity, so you never know.

If you need yet another brief lockout diversion, try naming a hypothetical Seattle-based NHL team.

( has a handy list of Seattle-are team names, if you’d prefer to go the historical and/or lazy route.)