King5 got their hands on the first conceptual design images of the impending SoDo sports arena via 360 Architecture. They help finally put some shape to the potential 725,000-square foot arena as well as give us an idea of direction it will be facing (North/South along 1st Ave).
These preliminary plans also include space for a practice facility separate from the arena. It is of course wise to remember before you start complaining that these are prototypes and not final designs.
The final sketches and designs will be unveiled at a public meeting later this month. Aslo expected at some point is a suit to block the arena from being built in SODO by the local chapter of the ILWU.
· First conceptual designs for Seattle arena released [King5]