The Sacramento Kings introduced their new celebrity part-owner Tuesday and pulled back the curtain on an “indoor-outdoor” concept they’re planning for the team’s new downtown arena.

At a news conference dominated by new partner Shaquille O’Neal majority owner Vivek Ranadive dropped tantalizing hints about the design of the $448 million arena that’s supposed to open at Sacramento’s Downtown Plaza in 2016. While declining to release details he said fans would be able to see certain events from outside the building.

Ranadive and O’Neal’s sometimes comical news conference kicked off a day’s worth of developments surrounding the Kings. Hours later the City Council agreed to let the Kings accelerate repayment of their $62 million debt to the city by imposing a 5 percent surcharge on tickets at Sleep Train Arena where the Kings now play. The council also OK’d a deal that would let the team reimburse the city for certain pre-development costs at the new building.

Bringing O’Neal in as an owner is sure to raise the Kings’ profile and he promised to “make Sacramento a global brand.” He also revealed that the team plans to televise its Oct. 30 season opener live in India.

Ranadive confirmed the broadcast plans saying he wants to make the Kings popular in his native country and the rest of Asia. The opener is at Sleep Train Arena against the Denver Nuggets.

“There’s a billion people in India – there’s going to be a lot of people watching” said Ranadive. “We want it to be...the biggest opening night in the history of the NBA.”

Addressing a throng of media representatives at Sleep Train Arena’s practice facility O’Neal praised the proposed downtown arena as a massive job creator that would put Sacramento on the map. He said the facility would be the world’s “first cash-less arena” where fans would be able to use their smart phones to buy tickets find the concession stands and even “the bathrooms with the smallest lines.

“As long as you’ve got a phone you can get in” he said. “It’s all 21st-century stuff.”

Ranadive said the new facility “will be the first basketball arena that has this indoor-outoor feature to it. For concerts and other events you could actually completely open it up and have 18000 people inside and another 10000 people outside.”

He gave few other details saying “You’ll have to wait and see the plans.”