21 results for tag: Think Big Sacramento

Kevin Johnson unveils list of 20-plus Sacramento Kings corporate sponsors

Sacramento's corporate community is stepping forward in the fight to keep the Kings. More

Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 83: Think Big Sacramento Executive Director Kunal Merchant

A conversation with Kevin Johnson's right-hand man. More

Kevin Johnson’s arena task force details Sacramento’s advantages over Seattle in report

Think Big makes a compelling case for Sacramento. More

Think Big Sacramento’s official press release on the abandonment of Plan B

Following up on our post from earlier today, Think Big Sacramento and Mayor Kevin Johnson have released a statement regarding the decision to move on from the entertainment and sports complex in the Sacramento Railyards.

Click below to read the statement in its entirety.

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David Stern says currently “no support” for a Kings move to Anaheim

The NBA Commissioner weighs-in on the future of the Kings in Sacramento. More

Arena: Sacramento looking for approximately $80-million upfront from Kings/NBA

How much will the Sacramento Kings and NBA pay in the effort to construct a new arena in the capital city? More

Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 31: Think Big’s Jeremiah Jackson on Sacramento arena project

The project manager for arena coalition joins us on our weekly podcast to update us on push to build an entertainment and sports complex. More

Think Big executive on arena project: A “defining moment” in Sacramento history

As the clock ticks on the NBA's March 1st relocation deadline, a key player in the arena project speaks out. More

News aplenty: Vegas League attendance dwindles, lockout reigns and arena plan moves forward

Lots of news on the lockout and arena fronts from the past two days... Las Vegas fall league opens Despite the hype from Phoenix Suns swingman Jared Dudley, the crowds so far haven't shown up for the Impact Competitive Training Series.  Here's an image from yesterday before game 1 at the Impact Training Facility (via Ben ... More

Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 19: KFBK Report Rob McAllister on Nexus Report

KFBK reporter Rob McAllister joins us on this week's podcast and discusses Think Big Sacramento's unveiling of the Nexus Report. Highlights
  • Parking may play a major factor in paying for the proposed entertainment-and-sports complex. McAllister:  "It'll be interesting to see what kind of rate will be negotiated and what kind of company would want to take that on, knowing that they would have put up a big chunk of money up front.  And these days, are there are lot of parking operating companies that have that kind of cash?  I just don't know.  I think we'll have to wait and see who's in line to do that."
  • EB-5 is a creative and little-known option Think Big has put on the table.  But it's also controversial.  Why?  "During the late 90s and early 2000s, it was just a way for basically (immigrant) investors to get in (the country), they could kind of bypass a lot of things and these projects would fall apart.  They weren't managed correctly.  It was just really a lack of oversight."  McAllister adds "It's not a perfect system, but I think they've (the feds) gotten a little bit better handle on it in the last few years than the previous 20 that it was operating."
  • Out of all the funding options presented, McAllister thinks parking and land sales could be the top moneymakers.  But he also adds "...hopefully the (real estate) market rebounds.  Sacramento's real estate is very poor.  It's one of the worst in the state and the country.  This is not the time you want to be selling property.  This is the time you'd want to buy."
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