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Valiant Capital founder Chris Hansen: Free beer for Seattle arena deal


Hedge funder knocks ‘em back in support of potential NBA, NHL venue.

  Valiant's Chris Hansen

A Tiger Grand Cub is offering free suds.

Valiant Capital founder Chris Hansen is ready to get Seattle sloshed after reaching an agreement to build a $490 million arena in the city to attract an NBA and NHL team.

“I would personally like to buy you all a beer at FX McRory's this Thursday from 5-7,” he wrote to citizens of the Emerald City from his website. “First beer for everyone is on me.”

In return for various loan backings and city approvals, the Seattle native personally guaranteed five years of