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Arena vote comes after pressure from mayor, abrupt shift by city leaders

seattletimes.com — City Council members initially opposed Monday's vote on giving up a street for a proposed Sodo arena until Seattle Mayor Ed Murray stepped in, sources say. Share story Seattle City Council members deciding Monday on whether to give up a street for a proposed multisport arena in Sodo were initially opposed to even holding a vote on the issue.

Scheduling deal means yes vote more likely to give up street for proposed Sodo arena

Scheduling deal means yes vote more likely to give up street for proposed Sodo arena

seattletimes.com — Three major Sodo District pro teams and backers of a proposed arena reached an agreement to avoid scheduling conflicts in advance of Seattle City Council vote Monday. Share story A city-brokered deal on event scheduling was announced Thursday between the three major Sodo District professional teams and backers of a proposed multi-sport arena project.

Nintendo to sell off M’s shares to team’s minority owners

thedailyworld.com — SEATTLE - Nintendo of America announced Wednesday that it intends to sell its majority stake in the Mariners to a group led by minority owner John Stanton, and that he will replace CEO Howard Lincoln. Nintendo will retain a 10 percent stake in the team and sell the remainder of its holdings to the other members of First Avenue Entertainment (FAE).

New Mariners CEO calls potential Sodo arena ‘big, ugly house right at the end of your driveway’

seattletimes.com — John Stanton says the Mariners support the NBA and NHL coming to Seattle as long as it isn't near Safeco Field. Share story New ownership for the Mariners apparently won't soften the team's stance on a proposed multi-sport arena next door.

Mariners sale: How John Stanton’s Seattle group struck a deal with Nintendo of America

seattletimes.com — The Mariners' dramatic announcement Wednesday that a 17-person local group led by John Stanton bought a majority interest in the baseball team culminated more than two years of behind-the-scenes drama. Here's how it happened. Share story Nearly a quarter century after buying part of the Mariners, a group of local minority owners led by wireless industry pioneer John Stanton purchased majority control of the baseball team.

Mariners sale: How John Stanton’s Seattle group struck a deal with Nintendo of America

seattletimes.com — The Mariners' dramatic announcement Wednesday that a 17-person local group led by John Stanton bought a majority interest in the baseball team culminated more than two years of behind-the-scenes drama. Here's how it happened. Share story Nearly a quarter century after buying part of the Mariners, a group of local minority owners led by wireless industry pioneer John Stanton purchased majority control of the baseball team.

Nintendo selling majority stake in Mariners to group led by Stanton

yakimaherald.com — SEATTLE - Nintendo of America announced Wednesday that it intends to sell its majority stake in the Mariners to a group led by minority owner John Stanton, and that he will replace CEO Howard Lincoln. Nintendo will retain a 10 percent stake in the team and sell the remainder of its holdings to Stanton and other members of First Avenue Entertainment (FAE).

Nintendo to sell 90 percent interest in Mariners to group led by John Stanton

seattletimes.com — Nintendo will retain a 10 percent stake in the team and sell the remainder of its holdings to Stanton and other members of First Avenue Entertainment (FAE). The limited partnership owns the Mariners and majority interest in regional network ROOT Sports.

Mariners CEO Howard Lincoln to resign, sources says

seattletimes.com — Sources have indicated that team minority owner John Stanton will assume Lincoln's role. The Mariners have announced a 3 p.m. news conference at Safeco Field. Share story Mariners CEO Howard Lincoln is to announce Wednesday that he is stepping down from his position with the ballclub, according to sources.
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May 01, 2016

Seattle Council wasn't even going to hold a vote on #SoDo arena. Until the mayor stepped in. bit.ly/1SWOWSy pic.twitter.com/wB54IHuzHj

Apr 30, 2016

RT @ByMikeBaker: Here's some background on how Clayton's predatory practices exploit low-income buyers and minorities #BRK2016 https://t.coseattletimes.com/seattle-news/t…mvDY7RhoSw

Apr 30, 2016

RT @ByMikeBaker: In Omaha today. Buffett + Bill Gates just finished a newspaper-tossing competition in front of a Clayton mobile home httpspic.twitter.com/PO3CxOFtji//t.co/PO3CxOFtji

Apr 30, 2016

@NHLtoSeattle @RPaulRogers But there is a new amendment challenging that and making a team a condition of any build. It'll be discussed Mon

Apr 30, 2016

@NHLtoSeattle @RPaulRogers I have gone back and explored your question. Yes, they can build all private without a team the way it's worded

Apr 29, 2016

RT @seattletimes: .@GeoffBakerTIMES: Agreement means Sodo arena street-vacation vote is more likely to pass. buff.ly/1Tzrh7v https:pic.twitter.com/F1CaPZdLFf/t.co/F1CaPZdLFf

Apr 29, 2016

@UwHuskies22 @Riccocc @seattletimes Nope. Just pointing out what grown ups in the sports world don't do. Can't speak for the Internet.

Apr 28, 2016

@rjarnoldsafe Going to hold off answering until I review more paperwork and some legal opinions I've seen. Don't want to speak out of turn


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