Arena Task Force Chooses New Arena Developer

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A new developer has been chosen to head Sacramento’s downtown arena, if a plan is ever approved.

David Taylor beat out several other developers, including Gerry Kamilos, who was originally chosen to head the project.

Despite the fact that the project isn’t ready to break ground, city leaders say the plan is still worth pursuing.

  • k. Jennings

    Let the Kings go elsewhere. We don’t need to spend taxpayer money enriching the Maloofs.

  • Carol Gallagher

    Kings—Go Away!!!

  • J,Knieriem

    You don’t know much do you? I’d like to spend some money to have a good time that doesn’t have to revolve around the Kings. There’s more around here to do if you open your eyes, and there could be a whole lot more if we support this.

  • Mike Hunt

    K, C, and J: The 3 of you are idiots. A new arena will not only be occupied by the Kings, but bring in shows/events that contiually pass Sacramento up. A new arena would bring more jobs, money and revenue to a city that desperately needs it. Sacramento is no Cow Town. Professional sports belong in the city. K, C, and J: Do all of us a favor and move to the sticks if you like seeing the rest of the world pass you by.

  • Mike Hunt

    J: Forgive me. Misunderstood your post the first time around. You can stay. The other two country bumpkins can go.

  • J,Knieriem

    mike, i am supporting this. do not include me with them, read my entire post first.

    • Mike Hunt

      See my 2nd post. We’re good J.

  • Susie

    This arena isn’t just a Kings arena it’s an entertainment complex, what a bunch of idiots, who comment it’s a Kings arena. These people are miss informed the Kings only play 44 games out of 200 events. This town has nothing except the State fair. Maybe this cow town deserves to have nothing in the form of entertainment.

    • strumnsteel

      Wrong, it has the state capital. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

  • Sue

    I wonder if only 7 people watch channel 13 news ? maybe it’s time to go to channel 3.

  • Mike Hunt

    Preach, Susie! Sick of these bandwagon fans who wore their purple and black during the Webber days and filled Arco to the rafters turning on them because of their latest struggles. And you’re right, just over 20% of the dates are currently Kings games. I’d like to NCAA’s come back to the city. How about a Republican or Democratic National Convention? Top notch musical acts would come back to our city. We can become a better city in the eyes of ourselves and others, only if we present the best that our city has to offer. Arco (Power Balance, whatever) ain’t it. This is more than just about the Kings, but if this team leaves Sacramento, the city will never recover.

    • J. Anderson

      Mike: You must be on some payroll to make such unenlightend statements. Hope they pay you enough for getting rid of your self respect and claim to thoughtful analysis of topics. Have a day!!

      • Scott

        Really J? That’s the best response you have for him? He argued his position with facts…you respond with, “I hope they’re paying you enough. Have a day.” WEAK!!! Try actually having an intelligent opinion before you spit stupid all over the keyboard next time.

        The Kings occupy the Arena for 41 home games a year…that’s it! There are 324 more days a year that the Arena is available to bring in outside entertainment for residents, outside dollars for business owners, and outside tax revenue for Sacramento and surrounding areas. All of you, “Don’t Support the Millionaire Maloofs,” are short sighted and clearly don’t have a clue about what facilities like these bring to the cities they are built in. We need more business here, more than ever. Get a clue people.

  • Robert Thompson

    A new arena will bring jobs, tourists, money for everybody. I hope you Sacramento redneck hicks won’t resort to drugs and prostitution for your entertainment like you have always done in the past…..

  • Kenneth Dentley

    Good job Kevin Johnson. Keep up the good mork.

  • mike

    I’m 50/50 on this. On the pro side I see how it will create oh lets say 2000 jobs (albiet temporary jobs) for the construction, and the revenue created from a new arena will trickle down into our local economy, although I’m not sure how much will stay in Sacramento. On the con side, I just don’t see how performers like Taylor Swift, Eminem, Kanye West, Nickleback, (I tried to cover most fan bases there) or big time comedians or other venues outside of basketball (monster truck events don’t count JR) WILL EVER BE ATTRACTED HERE BECAUSE OF A NEW ARENA! They aren’t attracted here because nobody in Sacramento will spend their money on the local economy! So, if lets just throw, say 80% of the arenas revenue will be reaped by the NBA and the Maloofs, why should we pay for it? We obviously won’t be the beneficiaries. The NBA has billions, the Maloofs have millions. They should not be asking us for the money when we are living paycheck to paycheck!

  • Phil

    I have an idea, Seeing how the people of Sacramento and all the big sports fans out there, wont listen to anyone else, Let’s build an arena for everything else BUT the Kings? Charge the kings to play there, or the MaLoofs. Maybe we should call it the alaround arena? As Far as the Hick, Red neck statements above, where would you be if we weren’t around to break trails for people like you?

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