Edmonton Downtown Arena

LOOK: Edmonton Arena Name Baffles Fans

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.03.2013 | Canada Alberta

Rogers Communications has purchased the naming rights for the future home of the Edmonton Oilers and many Edmontonians aren't impressed with the new n...

First Step In Arena Levy Process

Edmonton Journal | Posted 09.24.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The city's application for a community revitalization levy to help fund the downtown arena project has moved a step closer toward being acc...

First Signs Go Up For Downtown Arena

Edmonton Journal | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Edmonton's new arena could kick off such a massive downtown building boom that one business leader is already looking for ways to quell pub...

Arena Deal On.. Again

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The on-again-off-again deal to build a new rink for the Edmonton Oilers is on — again.City councillors and the Edmonton Oilers agreed Wed...

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...

Should The Great One's Statue Be Moved Or Stay Where It Is?

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada Alberta

The statue of Wayne Gretzky that currently sits outside Edmonton's Rexall Place may be relocated if the downtown arena is built - a move that doesn't ...

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'...

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...

Taxpayers Will Help Oilers Build New Arena

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers are getting a new downtown arena.The NHL team and city councillors agreed Wednesday to resurrect a previous deal that c...

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...

Finance Minister: Katz Bid For Casino Licence And Oilers Nixed, Despite Donation

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's finance minister says despite billionaire Daryl Katz's sizable donation to the governing Tory party, it turned down his requests ...

Let Daryl Katz Build It

Posted 10.19.2012 | Canada Alberta

As Edmonton city hall ponders building a new downtown arena on their own -- after Oilers owner Daryl Katz ceased negotiations -- the Canadian Taxpayer...

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...

Daryl Katz - No Champion for the City of Champions

Kathleen Smith | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada Alberta
Kathleen Smith

You don't mind if we call you by your given name, do you? After all, we've been in this mess together for quite sometime now and at this point one would hope we're beyond formalities. Yes, we know you're not one for familiarity, but perhaps just this once we could chat like friends and do away with social niceties. So, with that understanding and with all due respect....

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...