The Associated Press reports (link via ESPN.com) that investor Chris Hansen has released a set of preliminary design plans for a new arena to be built in Seattle, which he hopes to have occupied by an NBA team.
According to the report, Hansen has offered three possible design plans for the arena. The city's design review board is expected to review the released plans on December 11.
Funding for a new multi-purpose arena capable of hosting NBA and NHL teams was approved by the city of Seattle on October 15. NBA commissioner David Stern is known to strongly desire an NBA return to Seattle, which has been without a team since the SuperSonics moved to Oklahoma City in 2008.