Sports

Stripping the Mariners for Parts

How Jerry Dipoto’s radical rebuild feels like an emotionless venture capital operation.

 

Hopefully the Stanley Cup will get a view of Mount Rainier soon. Photo by StanleyCupYosemiteVisit/Flickr

The NHL Is Officially Coming to Seattle

Seattle’s professional hockey team will lace up the skates in 2021 after the league unanimously approved its expansion bid.

 

Safeco Field Funding Referendum Withdrawn

The mysterious backers of the initiative won’t say why, but some think it’s because they couldn’t get funding to gather the necessary signatures.

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That Deflated Feeling

It’s hard not to be cynical as the Warriors and Kings come to town for an NBA preseason game.

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Seahawks Legend Steve Largent: ‘Football Was a Life-Saving Event’

Q&A with the Hall of Fame wide receiver

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King County’s Safeco Funding Package Might Go to Referendum Vote

The initiative, filed by a group called “Citizens Against Sports Stadium Subsidies,” could put the $135 million spending plan on the ballot early next year.

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It’s Official: Safeco Field Will Get $135 Million in Taxpayer Funds

Critical King County Councilmembers call plan “a fleecing” and “irresponsible.”

Raise a trophy for your WNBA champs. Photo via Seattle Storm Facebook

Seattle Storm Win the WNBA Title With Finals Sweep

Behind MVP Breanna Stewart, the franchise captures its third league championship.

Raise a trophy for your WNBA champs. Photo via Seattle Storm Facebook
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Safeco Field Will Get a New Name Next Year

Seattle Mariners could make over $100 million from naming rights.

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The Seattle Storm are ready for their shot at the title. Photo by Neil Enns/Storm Photos

Seattle Storms Its Way to the WNBA Finals

After a thrilling Western Conference Finals victory, the Storm are one series away from a third title.

The Seattle Storm are ready for their shot at the title. Photo by Neil Enns/Storm Photos

King County Council Approves $135 Million Public Investment in Safeco Field

A council committee voted to advance a last-minute “compromise” plan to fund stadium maintenance.

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Lesions of Boom: A 2018 Seattle Seahawks Season Preview

The Seattle Seahawks are transforming as quickly and dramatically as the city itself. That’s not a good thing.

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Public Funding for Safeco Field Upkeep Could Go Before Voters

King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski wants the public to weigh in with an advisory vote

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No Decisions Yet From King County Council on Safeco Field Investment

After questioning representatives of the stadium’s management and hearing testimony, a council committee punted a vote on the plan to spend roughly $180 million on stadium upkeep

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Housing Crisis Fuels Opposition to Safeco Field Investment

Coalition calls on King County Council to divert public money away from stadium maintenance and put it toward affordable housing

Sparks Continue to Fly Over Safeco Field Maintenance Funding

PFD board member argues that $180 million in public money for stadium upkeep lets Mariners off the hook.

Path of the Storm

Freed from past mental weights, Breanna Stewart is setting the tone for the WNBA-leading Seattle Storm.

King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles, a previous sponsor of the legislation to put $180 million in public funding towards Safeco Field upkeep, has pulled her support from the bill. Photo by Cacophony/Wikipedia Commons

King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles Reverses Course on Safeco Field Funding

One of the proposal’s original sponsors now wants to allocate more money to affordable housing.

King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles, a previous sponsor of the legislation to put $180 million in public funding towards Safeco Field upkeep, has pulled her support from the bill. Photo by Cacophony/Wikipedia Commons
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Advocates Call on King County to Fund Affordable Housing Instead of Safeco Field

While pressure mounts, councilmembers are non-committal about the plan to spend $180 million on stadium upkeep.

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