Preview: A hit with fans, Seattle arena deal goes under council scrutiny next week

Jun 14, 2012

A planned rally for Sonics fans at 4 p.m. today in Occidental Park is perhaps taking on even more significance, with word this week that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and two members of the Nordstrom family are among the investors behind the plan to bring the Sonics back to Seattle with a proposed new arena.

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says the next step is to convince the city and county councils to back the plan. Lead investor Chris Hansen will address both councils next week.

Find out more of what Art has to say tomorrow morning at 5:35 and 7:35 on 88.5 KPLU. Check back here for a blog of our conversation.