Sacramentans Breathe A Collective Sigh Of Relief As Deal Arena Struck
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Many across Sacramento are cheering the news of a new arena deal. CBS13 talked with several people about the news.
Here’s what they had to say:
“I didn’t think they were going to make it. But good thing they did, because we have a home team,” said one person we talked to.
Sorry Anaheim; sorry Seattle.
“You can’t take the Kings away from Sac, man. Sac Kings, you know what I mean?” said a local resident.
It’s been a rollercoaster year for the royal faithful.
“I’m just so happy for you guys,” said radio host Carmichael Dave.
And nobody knows that more than 1140 the Fan’s Carmichael Dave.
“For the first time it looks like this is going to happen. And it’s a reality that hasn’t sunk in yet,” said Dave.
Not everyone’s on-board with the new deal. Some people are against tens of millions of dollars going toward a new arena.
“We shouldn’t be using tax dollars to subsidize rich developers, rich team owners and rich people who play in the arena,” said Jim Brown, who’s against the new arena.
But you won’t hear any complaints from Kings fans who now let out one large exhale.
“Good revenue, and it’ll be a boost to the whole area. So, I think it’s good,” said Justin Westcott, an excited Kings fan.