Our two Casinos here in Lawton - Ft. Sill Apache Casino and Comanche Nation Casino have become big sponsers of the Calvary. Good promotions and give aways.
Monday's game vs. Yakama should be a real fun game. Native American night. Comanche Tribe $25,000 Hot Shot Contest! and they want everyone to wear Cavs blue! That should be something to see on the webcast.
Emerald Queen, essentially in Tacoma, boasts a 2,500 seat "showroom" (thinking back to the times New York Liberty played in Radio City Music Hall). I know they're always advertising on Fox Sports Northwest. I doubt they're building anything bigger.
That's north and south. East? Did something go up in North Bend? (only 30 miles out) Monroe? Puyallup? No secret that the area is still growing.
I still think Seattle is either vaporware or vapors in Tuckman's imagination.
I heard something about Tacoma's IBL team playing its games at the Emerald Queen Casino starting in 2009, so there might be some sort of expansion in the works. Of course who knows if Tacoma's IBL team will be around in 2009.
For the 2008-09 season, the only possible places to put a minor league team in the Seattle area that isn't a college or high school would be Key Arena, the old Mercer Arena (maybe), Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, the Everett Events Center, the new Kent Events Center, or the Tacoma Dome.
I know a handful of anarchists who wouldn't let him get away with that one.
However, I'm convinced he has no place to move... anywhere in the Puget Sound area, anyway. They do talk amongst themselves. Who would deal with him?