Some of the key events in the history of Sacramento's sports and entertainment venue:
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David Taylor Sacramento Bee file photo, 2007
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A rendering of the Thomas Enterprises plan incorporating an option to build an arena complex with parking, theme restaurants and clubs.
Mayor Heather Fargo is greeted by Gavin and Joe Maloof after the "State of the Downtown" speach, Thursday, January 29, 2004, at Memorial Auditorium. Fargo announced developments in bringing movie theaters to K Street and talked about the UP Railyard development. She said that plans for a downtown arena are "not dead, just on the back burner." Lezlie Sterling/Bee file photo
City Council puts the plan on indefinite hold.
The report draws public criticism.
Gavin (left) and brother Joe Maloof (right) are photographed in Gavin's office at the Fiesta Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jose Luis Villegas/Bee file photo, 1998
Kings owner Jim Thomas waves to the small crowd of supporters outside City Hall after giving an interview and before heading into the evening meeting. The city council may decide the fate of the Kings as Thomas has asked the city for a $48 million commitment to keep the team in town. Anne Chadwick Williams/Bee file photo
Deal paves the way for construction of a $40 million baseball stadium in North Natomas. Arco will provide the association with $25 million to $35 million, enabling the group to complete its arena-stadium complex.
The 9-0 council vote paves the way for construction of the $20 million arena to seat 17,500 for Sacramento Kings games and up to 19,000 for concerts, circuses, horse shows and other events.
Members of the Sacramento Kings line up for the opening ceremonies for the first game for the franchise in Sacramento. Among those identified are players (from left): Reggie Theus; LaSalle Thompson; Eddie Johnson (behind Thompson). Mitch Toll/Bee file photo