The King County Council and the Seattle City Council have given a final approval on an agreement to build a $490 million basketball and hockey arena in the city, despite the threat of a lawsuit from longshore workers, according to a report by the Associated Press.
The County Council approved the agreement unanimously, and the City Council voted 7-2. Both groups had previously approved the deal, but it was a different version. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn said the votes were an important step toward bringing professional men's basketball back to Seattle. He and King County Executive Dow Constantine were scheduled to sign the deal Tuesday.