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02/16/2012 5:42 PM EST

Statement of Mariners regarding proposed arena

The Seattle Mariners are excited about this afternoon’s announcement and the possibility of having NBA and NHL teams coming to the Seattle area.   From our perspective, it is all about the fans and the community.  We aren’t familiar with the details, but are ready to participate in the public process to make this a “win” for the fans and to realize the many potential benefits for the region.  It is too early for us to make any further comments.

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