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Sacramento Kings release arena renderings

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This undated artist rendering released by the Sacramento Kings shows an artists rendering of a downtown Sacramento arena they hope to open for the start of the 2016-17 NBA season. The renderings, released on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, came after six months of workshops, open houses, town halls and focus groups. The Kings said a survey soliciting advice from the public yielded more than 20,000 responses. (AP Photo/Sacramento Kings)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The Sacramento Kings have released the first completed renderings of a downtown arena they hope to open for the start of the 2016-17 season.

The renderings released Tuesday came after six months of workshops, open houses, town halls and focus groups. The Kings said a survey soliciting advice from the public yielded more than 20,000 responses.

The renderings show a grand atrium entrance with a 50-by-150-foot window that looks into the arena bowl from the street. There's a massive scoreboard. The team said the arena, designed by AECOM, will feature the environmental and technological innovation of the region.

The city has approved paying $258 million of the project's estimated $448 million cost. The Kings hope to break ground on the arena this summer.

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