SACRAMENTO - Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson announced a regional coalition to figure out how to pay for a new sports and entertainment complex.
Johnson said the coalition will be called "Here We Build" after the initial grass roots effort that helped keep the Kings in Sacramento for another year.
The coalition will be composed of 60 state, local politicians and area business leaders and be headed up by State Senators Darrell Steinberg and Ted Gaines.
Johnson again reiterated that Sacramento by itself cannot get a new arena built, which is why the Here We Build coalition is so important.
"When we do it as a region, we're a top 20 TV market, we have 2.1 million people in our metropolitan area," Johnson said.
The mayor also called the next 100 days critical in getting a deal for a new arena done and hopes to have a financial plan in place by November at the latest.