Despite a lawsuit filed by opponents of the arena project, the Kings owners say crews will start tearing down the Downtown Plaza in late July.

The work will go on Mondays through Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., though there will be three phases of demolition when crews will do night work between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Hundreds of workers will involved in this part of the arena project.

This means disruptions to vehicle and pedestrian traffic around the site that'll last at least through the end of the year. 

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