Will the Sacramento Kings move to a new city? That is the question being asked and there are no real answers. The Sacramento Kings have not done well this year and fans are not as loyal as they once were. There is no new arena and the economy stinks. All of this has created lower ticket sales, but will it be enough to force the Maloofs to move the team?
The 22 year old ARCO arena was recently rename to the Power Balance Pavilion. In 2006, voters voted down a sales tax measure that would fund a new stadium.
Henry Samueli, the owner of the Anaheim Ducks, met with the Maloofs and offered them a $100 million loan to facilitate the move of the NBA team to the Honda Center. Will the Sacramento Kings be called the Anaheim Kings soon?
The Sacramento Kings co-owners Joe and Gavin Maloof have remained pretty silent about any sort of move. They issued a one line statement “are looking at all options to ensure the longterm viability of this franchise.”
If the Kings do move they need to notify the NBA by March 1st.