The group that originally built the Kings' current arena in Sacramento would like the chance to update it, according to Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee. Voisin reports that the group, led by architect Rann Haight and structural engineer Gerardo Calvillo, is requesting the opportunity to renovate the Power Balance Pavilion.
"We're asking for 90 days," Haight said. "We know the building better than anybody. We think that's enough time to note the deficiencies in the building, come up with a schedule of how long it would take to address them, while continuing to play in the current building."
Despite having argued against renovations for years, the Maloofs raised the possibility last month, as the agreement on a new Sacramento arena was falling apart. Kings co-owner Joe Maloof said this week that he's "receptive to anything that makes sense and isn't going to cripple us or the city," and some members of the Sacramento political and business community believe renovating the current arena could be the best course of action. However, it's unclear where the funding for such a project, which could cost in excess of $100MM, would come from, since the city has said it's not interested in paying for renovations.