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Kings Not Involved In Virginia Beach Arena, According To Report

Despite all the hard work by Comcast Spectacor to get a new arena built in Virginia Beach, the Sacramento Kings have made no signs of wanting to move there, according to a report from CSN Bay Area.

No member of the Maloof family was present at a Tuesday meeting in Virginia Beach, while Comcast president Peter Luuko has not even spoken to the team. Furthermore, the Kings have not filed for any Virginia-based trademark applications with the terms 'Kings' or 'Royals,' and have no new trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

To speculate, even if the Kings were to begin talks with the Virginia Beach area, they might not even have a stadium to move to:

Even if Comcast-Spectacor did initiate talks with the Maloofs, Virginia Beach is still far from breaking ground on a new arena. Two city councilmen said they would oppose using public funds to build the stadium and questioned the city's proposal.

Councilman Bill DeSteph noted the "misleading" geographic parameters the city used. Under their framework, which allowed them to calculate that Virginia Beach's market included three million people, Sacramento could claim to be a market of 10 million people.

The Kings might not be staying in Sacramento long-term, but it doesn't sound like Virginia Beach is in their future at the moment either.

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