Why is Seattle so in love with Seattle Center (Climate Pledge Arena) roof?

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Why is Seattle so in love with Seattle Center (Climate Pledge Arena) roof? 

Post#1 » by theagent » Tue Oct 8, 2019 5:24 pm

It's not all that remarkable. it's also limiting the renovation possibilities that were possible with just building a brand new stadium. I know the city council did not want to abandon it and were desperate for someone to come in and revitalize it. but it shouldn't have been at the expense of just being nostalgic.

i feel kind bad for chris hansen this was a great model for a potential stadium

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Re: why is Seattle so in love with the Key Arena roof? 

Post#2 » by Cactus Jack » Tue Oct 8, 2019 9:53 pm

theagent wrote:It's not all that remarkable. it's also limiting the renovation possibilities that were possible with just building a brand new stadium. I know the city council did not want to abandon it and were desperate for someone to come in and revitalize it. but it shouldn't have been at the expense of just being nostalgic.

i feel kind bad for chris hansen this was a great model for a potential stadium


The roof is considered a 'Historical Landmark" by designation ('62 World's Fair). As ridiculous as it might sound.

Most people prefer Hansen's arena proposal. Better location, traffic, parking, etc. But as usual, the city got what it wanted. By protecting it's own asset (Key Arena/Seattle Center).

Hansen was never going to get approval as long as finding a solution for Key Arena was still an option for the City.
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Re: why is Seattle so in love with the Key Arena roof? 

Post#3 » by theagent » Wed Oct 9, 2019 6:08 am

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theagent wrote:It's not all that remarkable. it's also limiting the renovation possibilities that were possible with just building a brand new stadium. I know the city council did not want to abandon it and were desperate for someone to come in and revitalize it. but it shouldn't have been at the expense of just being nostalgic.

i feel kind bad for chris hansen this was a great model for a potential stadium


The roof is considered a 'Historical Landmark" by designation ('62 World's Fair). As ridiculous as it might sound.

Most people prefer Hansen's arena proposal. Better location, traffic, parking, etc. But as usual, the city got what it wanted. By protecting it's own asset (Key Arena/Seattle Center).

Hansen was never going to get approval as long as finding a solution for Key Arena was still an option for the City.

good point but it comes at the expense of having an arena that Sterling will approve of. Seattle is top 20 when it comes to population and probably top 3 as far as cost of living, salaries and billionaires. a capacity of no less than 19k, luxury suites and amenities are what's need in sports entertainment today.
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Re: why is Seattle so in love with the Key Arena roof? 

Post#4 » by Cactus Jack » Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:04 am

DoItALL9 wrote:https://www-kiro7-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.kiro7.com/news/local/kiro-7-gives-you-look-inside-climate-pledge-arena/C3GTNYU3UFHIPDHCGW3EHD4DZU/?amp_gsa=1&amp_js_v=a6&outputType=amp&usqp=mq331AQHKAFQArABIA%3D%3D#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&aoh=16129898780535&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kiro7.com%2Fnews%2Flocal%2Fkiro-7-gives-you-look-inside-climate-pledge-arena%2FC3GTNYU3UFHIPDHCGW3EHD4DZU%2F

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Re: why is Seattle so in love with the Key Arena roof? 

Post#5 » by theagent » Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:49 am

if you go to the kraken site they have a virtual view of the seating bowl. so, apparently construction of the new arena was more difficult and costly than anticipated. why? the friggin roof that was a non-negotiable and the whole clean energy thing. original plans called for a media bridge that would be suspended over the east side of the arena and a twin spectator bridge over the west side of the arena. It would've been similar to the bridges that MSG added when they did their renovation. it provided a social entertainment experience that generated more revenue due to its exclusive atmosphere, food/beverage sales and not to mention was an engineering cheat code to sneak in more seating capacity. but guess what CPA did....they kept the media bridge(swapped it to the west side) and eliminated the spectator bridge.

both bridges would have added 320 seats to capacity. i was excited for the CPA original architecture plans but i see they're settling for bare minimum which is what Stern didn't like. go to https://www.nhl.com/kraken and take a look at the virtual seating tour. it still looks interesting but I just don't like big plans being curtailed because of irrelevant nostalgia. here are the original schematics which were far better plans. https://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/economicDevelopment/arena%20evaluation%20docs/OVG/OVG%20NASC%20Arena%20presentation%2042717.pdf
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Re: why is Seattle so in love with the Key Arena roof? 

Post#7 » by Cactus Jack » Sun Apr 4, 2021 6:50 pm

theagent wrote:https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/music/inside-seattles-climate-pledge-arenas-ambitious-plans-to-become-a-top-10-music-venue/

Construction is moving along slowly

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The deadline for completion is October. Looks promising.
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