Wednesday , Feb , 14 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Sonics choose Renton

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – The Seattle Supersonics have chosen
suburban Renton as the site for a proposed new state-of-the-art, multipurpose
arena.

Sonics owner Clay Bennett and King County executive Ron Sims announced the
choice Tuesday to state lawmakers.

Bennett said the site decision was made late Monday night and cited Renton’s
potential for economic growth as a key reason. It was also made public that
the site in south King County is less expensive than a proposed site in
Bellevue.

The Renton site is across from a residential and entertainment development
called “The Landing”, which is near the southern portion of Lake Washington.

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