SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The owners of the Kansas City Kings say they plan to build a warehouse in Sacramento that could house the NBA team for the 1985-86 season.
Greg Lukenbill, one of the team's six owners, said Monday he has obtained a county building permit for the 82,000 square-foot warehouse, which could be turned into a small arena with more than 10,000 seats.
He said the proposed warehouse could be used temporarily while a permanent facility is constructed in Sacramento if the owners fail to negotiate a new lease in Kansas City. Their lease at Kansas City's Kemper Arena expires in June 1985.
The warehouse plan also would have to be approved by the Sacramento County supervisors.
Lukenbill and other team owners said they probably will not decide until January whether to seek approval for a temporary facility. Their long-term plan is to build a stadium, arena and industrial park, which is not likely to reach the city council for decision until late 1985.
Attendance at Kansas City games in the coming season, which begins Oct. 27, will be considered before the Kings' owners decide on seeking a permit for the warehouse, Lukenbill said.
'Our commitment to the people of Kansas City remains the same,' he said. 'Our primary goal right now is to make the team succeed in Kansas City.'