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Seattle is working hard to build an NBA/NHL arena (video)

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)


Thought we’d pass along this King 5 news report about the mounting efforts to get an NBA/NHL arena built in Seattle.

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For those non-basketball fans out there, the only reason the Sonics left town was the absence of a modern arena – Seattle is a fantastic hoops town. But could it be a good hockey town, too?

Among the things Seattle’s got going for it:

---- Large metro population.

---- Plenty of rich people.

---- High-profile companies like, Starbucks and Microsoft.

---- Close enough to draw from Portland and Vancouver.

---- “Let’s do something indoors” weather during the winter.

The question is whether enough Seattle residents like hockey to support a team.