Sacramento Kings Announce Schedule of Events for City Council’s Final ESC Vote on May 20

Kings to Unveil New #PowerForward Campaign; Fans Encouraged to Wear Purple All Day to Show Support
by Jason Wise
Director, Digital

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento Kings today announced a series of events to gather members of the public who want to show their support and participate in the City Council’s final vote on the downtown Entertainment & Sports Center (ESC).

2:30 p.m. PDT – #PowerForward Rally at City Hall (Courtyard, 915 I Street)

  • Multiple LED screens will show a live broadcast of the NBA Draft Lottery, followed by the City Council meeting beginning at 6 p.m.
  • Program with speakers and entertainment – Kings Announcer Scott Moak to emcee.
  • Live broadcasts from KHTK’s Grant Napear and Carmichael Dave.
  • Appearances by Slamson and Kings Dancers.
  • Kings Digital Headquarters to showcase fan social media updates.
  • Food trucks with food and drinks for sale.
  • Free “Power Forward” shirts to the first 1,000 attendees.

4:00 p.m. PDT – Overflow/Council Meeting Viewing at KBAR (1000 K Street)

  • Televisions will show a live broadcast of the NBA Draft Lottery, followed by City Council meeting at 6 p.m.
  • Appearances by Slamson and Kings Dancers.
  • Programming at KBAR will continue after City Council meeting until 2 a.m., pending City Council approval of ESC project.


TBD –News conference with Mayor Kevin Johnson and Vivek Ranadivé (Courtyard, 915 I Street)

  • Immediately following the City Council’s historic vote, elected officials, Kings owners and community leaders will hold a news conference on the stage in the City Hall courtyard.

“Tuesday is a historic day for our team and for our region,” said Kings President Chris Granger. “We have worked tirelessly to create the best-in-class project that will serve as a regional hub for innovation, community gathering and economic development. We are beyond excited to present our vision of Sacramento to the Council, to the community, and our fans. It’s time to power forward.”

Fans are encouraged to wear purple to show support and use the hashtag #PowerForward.

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