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Inside Sacramento’s luxury suite at the new arena

The city of Sacramento must not think too highly of Paul McCartney, “arguably the world’s biggest rock star,” who opened the new Golden 1 Center with two concerts in early October. Despite all the hoopla preceding the appearance of the … Continue reading

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Maximizing prices at Kings arena puts squeeze on fans

The Sacramento Kings lose a lot on the basketball court, but the team is an NBA leader in “dynamic pricing” of tickets. If that doesn’t fill you with pride, maybe it shouldn’t. Another term for the practice could be called … Continue reading

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Downer DeMarcus Cousins will unravel Kings again

Don’t get your hopes up for the Sacramento Kings. Two victories in the team’s first three games are merely teasers to disappointment and disenchantment. DeMarcus Cousins, a fellow who poisons the pleasure of playing or watching basketball, is already fraying … Continue reading

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Take light rail to Sacramento’s new arena? There’s a lot to learn first

Sacramento city officials hope thousands of Kings fans and concertgoers will use Regional Transit to get to the new arena downtown. Improvements and station cleanups have been made to lure new users.  But I have my doubts about the prospects … Continue reading

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Sacramento’s new arena — majestic Half Dome or crushed beer can?

Just because the architects and designers of the new Kings arena in Sacramento compare their creation to the grandeur of Yosemite’s Half Dome and the riparian greenery of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, don’t feel you need to genuflect. That’s for … Continue reading

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