KeyArena renovation price rises again, with reopening pushed back

KeyArena’s renovation progress shows the exterior of the arena, originally built for the 1962 World’s Fair, as it is being demolished on April 19, 2019.  (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
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A planned overhaul of KeyArena into a brand-new, expanded facility under its existing roof is now targeting June 1, 2021, as the project's completion date. That would happen just days after the start of the 2021 WNBA season and put the Storm's expected return to the facility in jeopardy if any further delays occur.

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