On the same day Mayor Stephen Mandel set an Oct. 17 “drop-dead date” for the Katz Group to explain what it wants in an arena agreement, Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz was in Seattle, and the Washington state city approved a new $480-million-US arena project.
Mayor Mandel knows how to make new friends in Seattle; from TSN:
"The Oilers have sold out what 150 to 200 games in a row (in Edmonton)," Stephen Mandel said in a TV interview Tuesday morning.
"In Seattle you have football, baseball, if they get an NBA team (then it will be pro basketball), college football, college basketball, and then hockey. I'm not sure you're going to sell out 18,500 seats a game or 18,300 seats a game there at $8,000 a season ticket."