Chris Hansen releases images of ‘Sonic Ring'

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SEATTLE - A set of interior renderings were released by Chris Hansen Friday for the Sonics Arena.

The images are planned for the innovative Sonic Ring, which will create flexible capacity that would help insure the feeling of intimacy in the building and to create a superior viewing experience.

Arena managers can open and close each ring level – depending on the size of the crowd.

Each ring would have as many as 900 seats and standing room for an additional thousand people per level.

Earlier in March, Hansen released preliminary interior designs of what the new SoDo arena would look like for an NBA and NHL game