New mascot in Seattle since the NBA is expected to grant an expansion team to Seattle
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Seattle will have a new mascot in town.

Published May 11, 2024 at 11:10 PM

When Seattle will be granted a Sonics expansion team by the NBA, it will mark a significant victory for the owners of the Seattle Kraken. They've been important in the city's efforts to build a new arena, which helped bringing a new NBA team in the city.

The NBA's departure from Seattle was a was a tough one to swallow, especially because of the circumstances surrounding the relocation of the Sonics to Oklahoma City. But the city didn't give up. Instead, a group of investors associated together to create Climate Pledge Arena.

The Kraken, Seattle's NHL team, played an important role in testing the waters for professional sports in the city. As fans were present all year in Climate Pledge Arena to support their new hockey team, it became clear that Seattle was ready for more in term of sports team.

Now, with the highly probable return of the Sonics, Seattle will join the ranks of cities that has all four major professional sports leagues. While this is undoubtedly exciting for basketball fans, some may wonder if it will impact the Kraken and their fanbase.

With the Seahawks, Mariners, Sonics, and Huskies already commanding attention in the region, there's a concern that the Kraken could lose some of the audience. But the Seattle community shown multiple time that they can cheer for more than one team.

In conclusion, the return of the Sonics is a win for Seattle sports. It solidifies the city's status as a major sports destination and offers even more opportunities for fans to come together and celebrate their love of the game.

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