Forty state lawmakers wrote Seattle City Council in opposition of the new Seattle Sonics arena in effort to protect maritime jobs.
In order for construction to happen on an arena, council would need to vote to vacate a block of Occidental Avenue.
A group called Sonicsgate film released a video in early March showing what they claim is a "high traffic" day, when the largest cargo ship to ever visit the U.S. landed in Seattle. The group's timelapse showed minimal traffic.
Renders of a possible arena in SODO were released in 2013, you can see photos here.
While the NBA has no immediate plans to return a team to Seattle, supporters are anxious to have an arena plan in place so Seattle will be competitive if that changes.
Former Sonics announcer Kevin Calabro will host a rally for arena supporters at City Hall.
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