It's a new season. There's a new enthusiasm. But it's happening in the same old arena.
"I hope we get a new arena," said Reggie Prasad of Natomas, as he was loading-up on tickets for events a Power Balance Arena.
But as Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will be quick to tell you, finding the cash to build a project like that is not an easy lay-up. And increasingly, Sacramento's city council is asking this question: If the Kings are a regional team, if the fan fannies filling seats at Power Balance Arena come from all around the valley, shouldn't the funding come from other communities too?
"You know, our community is really supportive of the Kings," said Craig Richards of Colusa. "But I don't think the average person should be billed for this."
Ray Harikian is a season ticket holder from Eldorado Hills, and he disagrees.
"I do. Because a lot of the support, a majority of the fans are from outside the Sacramento area. At least 50-50," Harikain said.
Sold-out games may be sensational, but it will likely take more than a sold-out season to keep the Kings here.
"I always buy something too," said Renae Estabillo of Stockton. She's a season ticket holder too.
"Even when I say I'm not goingto buy something, I always buy something. So I'm definitely supportive," Estabillo said.
But does she think Stockton ought to contribute some cash to the new arena effort?
"Now's not the time," Estabillo said.
Let's get back to Reggie Prasad from Natomas, right in the King's backyard. He's comes at the regional question from a different direction.
"I'm down for it wherever they build it. Roseville. Natomas. West Sacramento. As long as they get it done," Prasad said.