Sleep Train Arena To Become Teaching Hospital And Medical School

The old Sleep Train Arena, one time home of the Sacramento Arena, is slated to become a teaching hospital and medical school.

Yesterday, California Northstate University announced their plans to redevelop the ancient Arco Arena and turn it into a private, for profit school. Kings owner Vivek Ranadive released the following statement:

“With a medical school campus and teaching hospital, this project will serve as a hub of innovation and an economic driver for the entire region."

And Mayor Darrell Steinberg also released a statement:

“This announcement fulfills a promise to North Natomas to replace the former Kings arena with an employment center and economic engine both for the community and for the city as a whole."

This officially squashes any rumors or hopes of moving the Sacramento Zoo to the Natomas area.

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