But this cover, like the Puget Sound fog that retreats from Seattle each morning, may finally be lifting. Allen is the kind of guy who lives for stuff like the McCrary footage (which, by the way, shows McCrary had his eyes closed when he blocked the kick), and the hope is that it will spur him to pull the trigger on the sale much earlier than July.
This will happen only if the NFL owners vote to drop their rule that prohibits cross-sport ownerships and Allen approves of whatever remedy is proposed for the Kingdome, which fans are now calling the Kingdump. On Dec. 5 the county's stadium renovation panel is scheduled to issue its final recommendation, which is likely to be to abandon the dome and spend approximately $200 million to convert Husky Stadium on the nearby University of Washington campus. The 76-year-old facility would get a complete facelift, including the addition of 100 luxury suites and a retractable roof.
And, of course, a brand-new Diamond-vision so that fans can enjoy the Block That Saved Seattle for years to come.
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