In the past few years there has been renewed talk of bringing the NBA back to Seattle along with an NHL team. I think that Seattle has enough professional sports.
Tacoma and Pierce County are losing out on an opportunity for potential substantial economic development.
Tacoma is a perfect opportunity for investor Chris Hansen, the prime lobbyist who want to build a new arena in Seattle. Let's just sell the Tacoma Dome. The highways are better suited for access, and the Tacoma Dome has more capacity than Seattle's Key Arena.
Tacoma and Pierce County are in a new chapter of economic growth; this would leapfrog it exponentially while bringing a new sense of community pride and more national attention to the South King County/Pierce County region. It also would be stimulus for communities along the I-5 corridor between Seattle and Tacoma.
The City of Tacoma and Pierce County should make an attempt to engage Hansen.