Reporting Steve Large
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Former NBA executive-turned Kings president Chris Granger revealed a familiar name will be in charge of building Sacramento’s proposed downtown arena.
Turner Construction’s resume includes a long list of high-profile sports projects including the current 49ers’ stadium, the New York Knicks’ and Rangers’ Madison Square Garden, and the Detroit Tigers’ Comerica Park.
“We had multiple bidders, Turned is the best fit for us. They’re just best in class.”
Turner, with an office in Sacramento, expects as many as 700 construction jobs at its peak while building the new downtown plaza arena, and a total of 3,000 construction jobs over the proposed two-year construction period.
They come at a time when Sacramento construction jobs are still at historic lows.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently 36,900 construction jobs in the region—down from 20,000 five years ago and 40,000 seven years ago.