Yesterday the Seattle City Council voted to start negotiations for a new long term lease for the Seattle Storm when the sale to local ownership is approved by the league owners later this month. This was done unanimously and without discord of any kind. The Council voted to work collaboratively with the women’s professional team, to be owned by four women with a history of civic and community involvement. Together they will try to make Key Arena a successful venue for their games.
Isn’t it nice to see this sort of thing, instead of the loud strong-arm tactics employed by the Sonics to try to wrench concessions (so to speak) from the City.