Downtown Sacramento is slated to undergo major renovations. Mayor Johnson is hoping to revive downtown Sacramento. For example, Denver was a wasteland prior to building new venues for multiple sports teams. Downtown has been deteriorating over the years; one of the main areas is the downtown mall. Shops are closing down and people are no longer wanting to go to this mall. It is now an attraction for what most consider "sketchy" people. This breeding ground for criminals of downtown is making the mall an abandoned wasteland. Replacing the mall with the arena will clean up downtown and hopefully bring life into the heart of downtown. This will also bring local jobs to contractors in the area which have also been at a low. In the end, this arena will be beneficial to the life of Sacramento.