Thunder facing arena challenges

Updated: June 23, 2009, 8:41 PM ET
Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- City officials are reassessing an ongoing $100 million renovation of the arena where the Oklahoma City Thunder play, because a sales tax that was supposed to fund it has brought in less money than expected.

With shoppers buying less so far this year, the tax approved by voters as a way to lure the NBA's Seattle SuperSonics to town -- where they were renamed the Thunder -- has produced $4.2 million below projections.

"It's a point of concern," said Tom Anderson, the ...

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