Edmonton Arena

LOOK: Edmonton's New Arena District Is A Stunner

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The owner of the Edmonton Oilers says the booming, oilsands-driven economy of northern Alberta is behind the early success of the city's do...

Not Everyone Happy With Gretzky's Statue Relocation

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 05.01.2014 | Canada Alberta

They're going to need one big moving truck for the Great One. Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson tweeted earlier this week that a massive bronze statue of W...

LOOK: New Oilers Arena Sure To Be The Envy Of Other Teams

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 02.13.2014 | Canada Alberta

Construction on Edmonton's new downtown arena is set to begin next month, and judging by new hi-res photos released this week, it's going to be a beau...

Special Meeting Called For Oilers Arena

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Edmonton's mayor says he's optimistic about a special council meeting on the proposed downtown arena.Stephen Mandel won't give any details,...

'It Can't Drag On Forever'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A spokesman for Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz refused to say Wednesday if the pharmacy magnate will put up more money to rescue a new ar...

Future Of New Oilers Arena Uncertain, Again

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A long-running debate over the future of a new home for the Edmonton Oilers is going into double overtime.Councillors have delayed for a se...

Edmonton Council Approves Oilers Arena

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.10.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Even though the money is not all in place, Edmonton city council has given final approval to a deal that would see a new downtown arena bui...

Redford Reiterates: No Money For Edmonton Arena

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford has once again said there will be no direct provincial funding of a new arena for the Edmonton Oilers.Redfor...

Why Funding The Edmonton Arena May Be A Losing Bet

CBC | Posted 04.03.2013 | Canada Alberta

When people hear of plans to bring a new stadium or arena to their city, they typically envision the stands packed with loyal sports fans, restaurants...

Is The Edmonton Arena Deal A Flop?

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Alberta

A majority of Edmontonians polled were not in favour of the city's recently passed arena deal, which a Richard Ivy School of Business professor called...

Another Win For Katz, Means Another Loss For Edmonton

CBC | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada Alberta

City negotiators should have pushed harder to get the naming rights for Edmonton's proposed downtown arena, says Coun. Kerry Diotte. "It'...

No New Provincial Cash For Edmonton Arena: Redford

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford says a new lottery or gambling scheme is not in the cards to cover the $114-million shortfall for a new aren...

What Albertans Had To Say About Arena Deal

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.23.2013 | Canada Alberta

When news broke that Edmonton city council and the Katz Group had reached a deal to build a downtown arena, it was hard to find anyone who wasn't happ...

Potential For ‘Big Leap Forward’ In Arena Negotiations

Edmonton Journal | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The city could take a “big leap forward” toward building a downtown arena when details of a possible deal with the Katz Group are relea...

Is KENO Going To Pay For Edmonton's New Arena?

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's Wildrose party has come up with a lottery scheme that it hopes will skate around the politics of funding new NHL hockey arenas in...

Alberta's Villain Of The Year Is?

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 12.27.2012 | Canada Alberta

Daryl Katz does not hijack airplanes. He doesn’t kidnap children nor does he kick puppies – that we’re aware of. But one would be hard-presse...

Katz To Resume Talks For Edmonton Arena

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The deal to build a new arena for the NHL's Edmonton Oilers rose from the dead Wednesday, but remains a long way from getting back on its f...

Review Edmonton Oilers Owner's Donation To Tories: Opposition Parties

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.26.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Two Alberta opposition parties have formally asked the chief electoral officer to review whether a large contribution to the Tories from th...

Katz Gave The Tories How Much?

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada Alberta

How did Edmonton Oilers owner and billionaire Daryl Katz get away with donating nearly half a million dollars to Alison Redford's then-struggling camp...

The Numbers, And The Swindle, Behind Edmonton's Downtown Arena Proposal

Mark Milke | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada Alberta
Mark Milke

For those who might have missed what's happening in the city where Wayne Gretzky first made his mark in professional hockey, another round of taxpayer...

From Showdown To Standoff

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The showdown between the Edmonton Oilers and the city over a new downtown arena became a staring contest Wednesday after the mayor insisted...

'I No Longer Have Any Idea What He's Asking For'

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The feud over a new public-private arena for the Edmonton Oilers escalated Tuesday when Mayor Stephen Mandel announced that if Oilers' owne...

Edmonton's Transformation and our Arena Debate

Chris LaBossiere | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada Alberta
Chris LaBossiere

So where does this put me now? I am right back on the fence, with a growing group of citizens, who think the Katz Group needs to communicate exactly how they fit into a greater community. They'll do that by making me trust their owner cares as much for the non-hockey fan than they do their direct customers and shareholder. I'd never ask for something so seemingly "social" from a business, operating under a privately funded model. But the Oilers are not that.

No More Money For You, Katz

CBC | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada Alberta

The City of Edmonton is rejecting a request from The Katz Group for more money to help build the proposed downtown arena. Katz Group execu...

No More Tax Cash For Edmonton Downtown Arena

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A new downtown arena for the Edmonton Oilers hit the ditch Wednesday as city councillors rejected a bid by the NHL team for more money from...