Welcome to Hard Count with Geoff Baker, a new podcast in which we'll focus on sports business issues both locally and nationally. Here's what you need to know:

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Welcome to Hard Count with Geoff Baker, a new podcast in which we’ll focus on sports business issues both locally and nationally. We’ll have weekly interviews with guests, offer opinions on some of the hits and misses in sports business and take your questions on all topics in the weeks ahead.


This week’s headlines:

1. Russell Wilson joins Chris Hansen in the fight for a Sodo District arena.

2. A potential KeyArena renovation gets a boost from a project in Arizona

3. Updates on sports facilities funding votes in Arlington, Tex. and San Diego

4. The Seahawks give the NFL a badly-needed television ratings boost

5. A move to unionize UFC fighters expected to gather steam

Plus, an in-depth interview with Emerald Downs president Phil Ziegler on how the Auburn, WA track is bucking a decades-long national trend of horse racing decline.