Chris Hansen and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray received a swift kick in the pants earlier this week when it became public knowledge that a group wants to build an arena in Tukwila and bring an NHL franchise to the region. Tuesday we learned that Tukwila Mayor Jim Haggerton has been working with the investors for months, personally contacting both the NBA and NHL on their behalf to pitch the potential stadium site. Part of that communication is documents that include rough sketches of the arena by Mulvanny-G2 Architecture as well as parking structures and a hotel. The NHL's Board of Governors meet in June so we'll probably know more about the potential for both Tukwila and Seattle's arena plans.
· New documents show Tukwila Arena in work for months [K5]
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