Not that long ago it was said the Sacramento Kings were no longer going to be the Sacramento Kings. All Seattle needed was a leap over the defensive line and they’d have the team they so desperately coveted, after all, it was first and goal.
But a fumble as they attempted to leap the proverbial line was recovered by Mayor Kevin Johnson and returned by Vivek Ranadive and the rest of the Sacramento Kings ownership group for a touchdown – all the way to the Downtown Plaza Mall which is set for partial demolition today.
Crews arrived in the wee hours of Friday morning and began the initial process of clearing buildings in preparation for the Kings’ new state-of-the-art downtown arena.
During the first week, activity will include:
· Plywood barricades to replace the temporary fencing panels (see above).
· Bus stops relocated from L Street to Capitol Mall between 9th Street/Capitol Mall.
· Interior abatement within the mall.
· New concrete ramps formed and poured at 6th/L Street and 7th/L Street.
There have been rumors swirling that there will be more opposition to the construction, though, the likelihood of such stopping the process is nill.
Remember this day Kings fans – it’ll be one of the most historic the franchise ever experiences.