The City of Seattle made significant progress in bringing in an NBA or NHL team on Monday when Seattle’s City Council passed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday that would allow for a proposed $650M renovation of Key Arena.
If all things go according to plan, the building could be ready to play by 2020, according to NBA.com’s David Aldridge.
The completely renovated Key Arena would hold 18,350 for NBA games and 17,150 for NHL games.
This moves Seattle closer to being NBA-ready by 2020, according to Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports.
Over the summer NBA commissioner Adam Silver said that Seattle “no doubt be on a short list of cities we’ll look at” when discussing expansion or relocation.
Seattle lost its franchise, the Super Sonics, to Oklahoma City, who are now known as the Thunder, back in 2008.