The vote is over, and now the prognasticating has begun. The sports guys at our shop are obviously quite giddy over the prospect of having the NBA to cover here in Oklahoma City. You can listen to their discussion of when the SuperSonics might arrive by listening to today’s podcast.
Back in Seattle, the talk has yet to budge much from vows that the city will fight the team’s relocation until the bitter end. The sports guys at www.newsok.com argue this all about money and speculate the team could arrive at Ford Center later this year.
Regardless, it’s interesting to glance at what the new downtown boulevard will look like once it is completed in 2014. The above image shows the Ford Center as we know it today. Now we know it will look a bit more spectacular, and don’t be surprised if it also looks different from the sketches that were floated during the campaign.
Keep in mind, the buildings you see in the distance in the sketch above do not exist – yet. Will a jazzed up arena and new boulevard really generate the sort of development envisioned above?