I just don't get it so I need the LL community to educate me a bit. Why would the Mariners be opposed to a SODO arena? I can't figure it out! Is it traffic congestion? First, (assuming we get basketball and hockey) the NBA and NHL play roughly the same season which ends in mid April. If neither team made playoffs we are talking a very small number number of games overlapping. Bringing in an arena to SODO would bring other businesses like restaurants and bars to SODO which would make SODO better. If SODO is better then wouldn't we expect more fans to work their way down to a game or two? Help me, LL. I can't figure out why the Mariners would sign this. Oh, and screw OKC.