August 23, 2012
Virginia Beach spokesman: Comcast guaranteed pro team

By Tony Bizjak

Virginia Beach city spokesman Marc Davis told The Sacramento Bee this morning that top city officials this week met with Comcast and Live Nation about those two companies building an arena in that city. The Sacramento Kings were not involved in that meeting, but Davis said Comcast officials said they could guarantee they could bring a professional team into the deal.

The Virginia Beach council will discuss the proposal at its meeting Tuesday.

Davis' comments to The Bee this morning: "All we can say at this point is on Tuesday of this week, the mayor and vice mayor met with Live Nation, and Comcast Spectacor and Global Spectrum. They want to bring next Tuesday an unsolicited proposal to build an arena in Virginia Beach to host a lot of things and potentially an NBA team, and the company is guaranteeing a professional sports team. They are not naming the team."