02/13/2014 01:12 EST | Updated 02/13/2014 01:59 EST

Photos Of New Edmonton Arena Provide Glimpse Of Completed Rogers Place

City of Edmonton

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 beautiful building when complete.

Fourteen artist renderings highlight some of the major features of Rogers Place, including an airy media centre, spacious concourse and large outdoor plaza.

"We are embarking together on a great project. In the best spirit of Edmonton and all of oil country, I couldn't be more excited or more proud of our city," billionaire owner of the Edmonton Oilers, Daryl Katz, told reporters Tuesday.

According to the Calgary Sun, the downtown arena is on budget at $480 million and is expected to be finished for the start of the 2016 hockey season.

Check out the artist renderings:

Edmonton's New Arena In Hi-Res Images

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