By Tony Bizjak
Kings fans will rally downtown Tuesday evening to celebrate last week's news that the team will remain in Sacramento for at least one more year.
Former Kings' players Doug Christie and Scot Pollard will attend, and the band Tesla will play.
The event, called Here We Rally, runs from 5 to 8 p.m. in Chavez Plaza across from old City Hall at 915 I street.
Co-organizer Dave Weiglein, known as sports radio's Carmichael Dave, said the event will be a chance to have fun after weeks of uncertainty over the team's future.
"There is a lot of work to be done, but this is the one time we are going to sit back and celebrate," Weiglein said. "It has been pretty stressful."
After 26 years in Sacramento, the team had appeared poised to move to Anaheim for the next season. But after intense lobbying from the mayor and fans, and an influx of corporate financial support, team owners announced last week they would keep the Kings in Sacramento another year. Team and league officials said they want to give local officials a last chance to come up with plans and financing to build a new arena.
The event is family-friendly and free, Weiglein said.