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Virginia Media Outlet Reports Sacramento Kings Will Move To Virginia

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Virginia-based publication Inside Business says the Sacramento Kings are the team that is part of an arena deal presented before the City of Virginia Beach.

According to the city, Comcast's facilities management company Global Spectrum, and the concert promoter Live Nation, met with the Mayor and Vice Mayor of Virginia Beach on Tuesday.  

Mayor Will Sessoms is scheduled to make a presentation about the meeting to the Virginia Beach City Council on August 28. 

Comcast-Spectacor is the division of Comcast that owns the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team, the television networks NBC Universal and Telemundo, and Ovations Food Services.  Ovations provides food and beverage services to arenas

The Kings' owners, the Maloof family,  must receive permission from the NBA Board of Governors before the team could move.  The Maloofs rejected an arena deal earlier this year that would have kept them in Sacramento.

Eric Rose is a spokesman for the Maloofs.  He says the family has been approached by a number of cities interested in buying the Kings  and relocating the team.  But, Rose says the team is not for sale.

Virginia Beach is a city of about 440,000 people.  That's about 30,000 fewer than Sacramento. 

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