UPDATE: The Sacramento Bee, A King’s crown? A crushed can? Architects analyze arena design (Feb. 2, 2014)
BREAKING NEWS: The Sacramento Bee, Mayor Kevin Johnson Formally Unveils Drawings Of New Sacramento Kings Arena and Proposed New Arena To Include Farm-To-Fork Elements (Jan. 28, 2014)
On Tuesday, October 29, arena designer Mark Friedman of AECOM presented the latest concepts for Sacramento’s new sports center and entertainment complex to Sacramento’s City Council at a public meeting. The latest drawings of Friedman’s concepts show that it would involve both indoor and a possible second level outdoor use option. Friedman also proposed that the arena for Sacramento Kings’ and other events would be built below ground with the main concourse area to be constructed at street level. The proposed u-shaped structure would not have a “back”, which would help to open up the area around K Street, said Sacramento Kings President Chris Granger.
Additional Sources: Sacramento Kings Owners Announce Indoor-Outdoor Facility Concept for New Arena; Turner Construction Company to Build New Sacramento Kings Arena; The Sacramento Bee; CBS Sacramento; News 10