Ferreri: Seattle "Can't Handle Its Growth"

As Seattle welcomes an NHL team, Mike Ferreri discussed the city's sports scene, as well as its culture

After Hours With Amy Lawrence
December 13, 2018 - 8:19 am

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Seattle is, in many ways, a unique American city. It’s known for Starbucks, grunge, and tech. It boasts the Mariners and Seahawks, lost the Sonics, but is now getting an NHL team.

KOMO Seattle Sports Director Mike Ferreri dropped by CBS Sports Radio to discuss the Seattle sports scene, as well as its general culture as it welcomes another professional team.

“It can’t handle its growth, unfortunately,” Ferreri said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “It’s bordered by water. It’s not a big city by any means, by Chicago or New York (standards). But it’s so international. Amazon, Google, the tech companies that are coming here, the Silicon Valley companies that have relocated here – it’s just a nice place to live, especially when you look at how close a lot of the outdoor activities are. It’s all around you.”

Still, there are drawbacks.

“Everybody is kind of compacted into these small spaces,” Ferreri said. “It’s just absolutely insane to live here financially, to buy a home if you’re coming in right now. But it just has a little bit of everything, and the multiple sports are making it even better.”

Seattle’s NHL expansion team will begin play in the 2021-22 season. It will be the city’s first professional hockey team since 1975.