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A chat with Carmichael Dave, Isaac Gonzalez about arena future, railyards

Join The Sacramento Press as we talk to Here We Build architect Carmichael Dave Weiglein and arena skeptic Isaac Gonzalez about their thoughts on the future of the railyards site and whether it’s appropriate for it to be an arena or a Major League Baseball stadium.

After talks with the Maloof family fell apart earlier this year, Mayor Kevin Johnson explored the possibility of building an arena without an anchor tenant such as the Sacramento Kings.

Arena operator AEG was not on board with the idea sans anchor tenant, putting a gaping hole in plan B.

Plan C, announced Monday, is for Think Big Sacramento to take a couple of months to explore whether a Major League Baseball stadium is a viable option for the railyards, and while Johnson mentioned looking at luring the Oakland A’s to Sacramento, A’s ownership told media outlets Monday afternoon that they aren’t interested in Sacramento at this point.

A video of the chat will stream live here at about noon.

Editor’s note: The chat is now over. Look for an artilcle with video highlights tomorrow morning on SacramentoPress.com. 

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