SEATTLE — A study has found that Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood can handle the traffic that may come from building a third sports arena in the area.
The study was released Wednesday by the City of Seattle and paid for by Chris Hansen, the developer who wants to build an 18,000-seat facility that could house an NBA and an NHL franchise near where the Mariners and Seahawks play. The Port of Seattle and the Mariners both say a new stadium could hurt businesses in the area.
Last week, the city, King County and Hansen announced a memorandum of understanding laying out the financial responsibilities for the proposed venue. The agreement now goes before the Seattle City Council and King County Council for review.