Monday, February 21st, 2011 at 5:02 pm  |  12 responses

Kings Fans Rallying to Sell-out Next Home Game After Anaheim Speculation

by Jonathan Santiago / @itsJONsantiago

Following published reports by ESPN’s Marc Stein and FanHouse’s Sam Amick, Sacramento Kings fans were again buzzing this weekend about the possibility of the team moving to Anaheim.

Instead of standing idle, some Kings fans have decided to take action, pushing an effort to sell-out the team’s next home game versus the Los Angeles Clippers one week from today.

Here We Stay, a campaign led by Kings bloggers and fans, along with SB Nation blog Sactown Royalty have managed to partner with the team to waive convenience charges for those purchasing tickets.

They’re also collecting donations to purchase tickets for fans who can’t afford them and a Sacramento chapter of the Boys and Girls Club. If you would like to contribute, you can donate here.

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  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    wth???? why would LA need 3 teams?

  • http://slamonline.com AlbertBarr

    Sacramento is a good city. Hopefully we can pull this out. Arco, I mean powerbalance pavilion, isn’t just old it is no longer a viable location for the city. Gasoline just costs too much these days to expect 17,000 people to drive out there 3 times a week. We need an arena downtown. I think that would bump attendance and the allure. After and before the game you could actually go to resteraunts and bars and make a night of it and still be close to public transit.

  • TL

    I live in Anaheim and do not want to see this. We don’t need another basketball team. Another one would be under the shadow of Clippers! If anything, go to Seattle. They need a team more than SoCal does.

  • http://thephotoriot.com davidR

    an honorable thing theyre doing

  • Jer dawg

    Going to miss the Sacramento Queens if they leave. I hope they can work things out. Fans love bashing other fans. It’s the American way.

  • TSW

    I live near Anaheim, and DO want to see this happen. What people don’t realize is unless you live 5-10 min from downtown LA, you don’t want to go to see the clips or lakers, because it’s such a PITA getting in and out of downtown LA.

    This team would draw in people from riverside, south LA, and orange county. A totally different group of people than those that go to LA games.

    (Although my preference would have been that the clippers move from LA to Anaheim, I’ll take this also.)

  • 80y4n

    how far is anaheim from la?

  • spit hot fiyah

    @tsw might as well get a team in san fernando and san gabriel vallies so that people don’t have to comute, and get a team in venice too so people don’t have to drive downtown from the beach.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/officerbarbrady what

    I was in Anaheim during the Finals and it took me about an hour to get on the train near Angel Stadium, go up to Union Station in LA, and walk down to Staples Center for Game 6. Maybe an hour sounds like a lot to people from the northeast, but to someone like me from ATL an hour commute is normal. I don’t buy for a second that it’s a pain in the azz getting in and out of LA. A team in Anaheim is stupid when there are so many markets with no team (Kansas City, Seattle to name a couple).

  • al

    Ana to LA is bout an hour in Traffic, which is the majority of day light hours…

  • al

    I live three miles from staples, and I dont wanna go downtown either during any and all traffic hours

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    A sold-out Kings and Clippers game???