Ralston's mayor and other city officials will travel Wednesday to Denver to pitch a plan to bring a development league team affiliated with professional basketball's Nuggets to the city's new arena.
Mayor Don Groesser said discussions to draw the development league team to the Ralston Sports and Event Center had been under way for as many as three months, and Nuggets officials asked the Ralston contingent to offer a presentation on the potential deal's finances.
It is not clear whether the Nuggets are considering other cities for its affiliate.
"I don't know of any," Groesser said.
The 3,500-seat arena is under construction near 72nd and Q Streets. It is scheduled to be completed in October.
The $32 million arena will be the home of the Omaha Lancers, a United States Hockey League franchise, and the Omaha Beef, an indoor football team.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha has signed a nonbinding letter of intent to lease the facility. It will be the home court for UNO men's basketball.
Joining Groesser on the trip is Curtis Webb, the arena's general manager, and its marketing director, Lynn Higginbotham. Walter Peffer, a city consultant on the arena, will also be in Denver.
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