Seattle arena financier Chris Hansen has posted a statement on his website making his continued support of the project clear. Arena opponents have been speaking out against it in recent weeks.
Hansen said, “Our opponents continue to raise the same arguments and issues we have heard so many times over the past year. I guess they think that if you just keep saying the same thing over and over again it somehow becomes true”. Hansen went on to say contrary to reports from arena opponents his Memorandum of Understanding does comply with Initiative 91.
He closed by saying, “So when we see our opponents and the Seattle Times Editorial Board raising the same issues time and again I would just encourage you all to keep in mind that the arena MOU was approved by the Seattle City Council and King County Council after a thorough vetting process”.