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« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2022, 09:25:56 pm »

Found an article from 2020 with a list of NBA arenas by age from oldest to newest. The Suns have the fourth oldest arena, opened in 1992.

The oldest three are

MSG - New York Knicks 1968

Target Center - Timberwolves 1990

Vivint Smart Home Arena - Jazz 1991

https://arenadigest.com/2020/01/08/nba-arenas-oldest-to-newest-2020-update/#:~:text=Madison%20Square%20Garden%20is%20currently,it%20competitive%20with%20newer%20facilities.



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« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2022, 08:57:21 am »

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                    ^ ^  ^  Interesting post dbacksfan 2.0  ^ ^ ^

     NBA arenas - top ten:

          1. Chase Center, San Francisco, $1.48 billion, 2019 - 18,064
          2. Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, $1.2 billion, 2018 - 17,385
          3. Barclays Center, Brooklyn, $1 billion/$1.18 billion in 2021 dollars, 2012 - 17,732
          4. Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, $862.9/$988 million in 2021 dollars, 2017 - 20,332
          5. Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, $558.2 million, 2016 - 17,608
          6. Amway Center, Orlando, $480 million/$604 million in 2021dollars, 2010 - 18,846
          7. American Airlines Center, Dallas, $420 million/$643 million in 2021 dollars- 2001 - 19,200
          8. Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, $375 million/$610 million in 2021 dollars- 1999 - 19,079
          9. Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, $265 million/$404 million in 2021 dollars - 1999 - 19,800
        10. Moda Center, Portland, $262 million/$466 million in 2021 - 1995 - 19,393

              Average cost of the top 10 NBA arenas: $675 million
              Average age of the top 10 NBA arenas: 8 years, 6 months
              Average capacity of the top 10 NBA arenas: 18,824

Source Thunderwire - July 2022: Ranking all 29 NBA arenas in terms of construction cost:  https://okcthunderwire.usatoday.com/lists/ranking-all-29-nba-arenas-in-terms-of-construction-cost/

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« Reply #32 on: October 05, 2022, 10:45:26 pm »



     Unlocking the World
     22 of the USA's most underrated destinations

     
     Oklahoma

     A state that many people fly over and drive right through, Oklahoma is one of those underrated places you should visit sooner rather than later.
     Oklahoma City flaunts a surprisingly rich and varied food scene, especially the eclectic Paseo, Plaza and Uptown 23rd neighborhoods and the Asian district.
     The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and Oklahoma City National Memorial are both must-see spots. For the outdoor inclined, Riversport OKC         
     offers whitewater rafting, tubing, ziplines and sky trails in the city center.
     Oklahoma's long stretch of Historic Route 66 is strewn with old-fashioned diners, museums and roadside oddities. Tulsa showcases local hero Woody
     Guthrie, the new Bob Dylan Center and classic Art Deco architecture, while Medicine Park village and the nearby Wichita Mountains offer a taste of Wild
     West days.

     CNN https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/underrated-destinations-united-states/index.html

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« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2022, 06:15:27 am »



This aerial photo shows the MAPS downtown arena amid $89.2 million construction in 2002

The 581,000-square-foot facility was designed to meet National Hockey League requirements. The venue was completed at a cost of $89.2 million and opened its doors on June 8, 2002. 

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"A lot of people think of arenas in terms of the seats,” Holt said. “That's only part of the experience that drives revenue for sports teams and concerts alike. You have to have all this other room for all the other elements of user experience. And our square footage (586,000 square feet), is the smallest in all of the NBA and not by a little."--Holt, State of City Address.

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I think we can get 20% or so from the ownership group. I know that adds risk for OKC, but lowers bond issues. And looks better from an optics perspective.

This makes the best option if you want widespread support of the citizens and voters to insure a top 10 NBA arena that is competitive with markets like Boston, Chicago, Miami, Milwaukee & Toronto. 

Milwaukee's Fiserv Forum is the latest small market to build an NBA Arena investing $524 million — $250 million from taxpayers
in various forms, $174 million from the team’s owners and $100 million from former Sen. Herb Kohl, who saved the team from leaving Milwaukee not once but twice.

Pete, OKCTalk.com owner suggestion of using the 4-square block Prairie Surf Media--Old Cox-Myriad site makes the best option since it is city
owned and already supports 950 underground parking spaces.

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« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2022, 08:57:44 am »

                               Oklahoma City named as a top U.S. capital


         
          Oklahoma City is ranked No. 10 nationally for being the best capital city, according to a recent WalletHub report. 
          Story link:  https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/inside-okc/oklahoma-city-named-as-a-top-u.s.-capital/?back=super_blog


          Rankings:  https://wallethub.com/edu/best-state-capitals/19030
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