May 16, 2013

Hockey News: City Councilors, Edmonton Oilers Agree To Split Cost Of New Downtown Arena

City councilors and the Edmonton Oilers agreed Wednesday to split the cost of the final $30 million needed to green light the wavy-shaped steel-and-glass structure in the city’s downtown in time for the 2016-17 NHL season. “This has been a long and difficult process,” Mayor Stephen Mandel told councillors. “We need to make sure that we build […]

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May 9, 2013

Decision On Edmonton Oilers Arena Delayed

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 arena project for his NHL team. John Karvellas also poured cold water on a suggestion for a higher ticket tax on games and other events to close a $55-million gap […]

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January 24, 2013

Edmonton Councilors And NHL Agree On Revised Arena Deal

The Edmonton Oilers are getting a new downtown arena. The NHL team and city councillors agreed Wednesday to resurrect a previous deal that collapsed three months ago when Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz demanded $6 million more a year from taxpayers. Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel says the new deal is airtight. “It’s 100 per cent. A […]

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January 23, 2013

Edmonton Councilor To Vote On Revised Arena Deal

Edmonton city councilors are set to vote on a revised deal to build a downtown arena for the Edmonton Oilers. City bureaucrats, who have been negotiating with team owner Daryl Katz, are recommending a deal to build the arena and surrounding infrastructure for $601 million. Edmonton taxpayers would pay $219 million to go with $143 million from […]

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September 26, 2012

Gary Bettman Downplays Threat Of Edmonton Oilers Moving To Seattle

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman downplayed the threat of the Edmonton Oilers moving to Seattle on Tuesday as the Edmonton mayor predicted that an NHL team in Seattle wouldn’t sell out its games. Bettman says an arena deal in Edmonton is achievable, “and with a new arena there should be no reason to have any doubts […]

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May 18, 2012

Alberta Premier ‘Province Will Not Invest 100M’ For Edmonton Oilers Arena reports that Alberta Premier Alison Redford has re-stated that the province will not be investing $100 million for a new Edmonton Oilers area. Redford told reporters Thursday before the annual premier’s dinner in Edmonton that her government’s perspective has not changed and will not change. But that doesn’t mean that provincial money won’t end […]

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