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Katz: I will spend $100 million on new downtown arena

Daryl Katz has shifted positions once again on his potential contribution to a new downtown arena for the Edmonton Oilers, saying he would contribute $100 million directly to arena construction costs, not to fund an adjoining entertainment district. Katz has shifted his position on the ultimate destination of his financial contribution twice already. When he […]

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UH moving forward with Hofheinz renovation plan

The University of Houston is moving ahead with its plan to revamp campus athletic facilities, including a $40-million renovation of Hofheinz Pavilion. The plan calls for the addition of two practice floors at the facility, along with the installation of new seating and lots of high-tech signage. Fans will notice the cosmetic changes in the […]

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The week that was: June 12

Here are the most popular stories in the past week on Arena Digest, as measured in page views. In general, it was a week where the new ownership of the Phoenix Coyotes and the proposed merger between the CHL and the IHL dominated the news. Hold your horses: CHL/IHL merger hitting obstacles Bettman: Oh, Canada? […]

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Oilers arena zoning hearing delayed

Issues over the potential funding for a new downtown Edmonton Oilers (NHL) arena is causing the Katz Group to postpone a key zoning hearing, in order to put together a formula that could appeal to politicians and taxpayers. In theory, the June 26 meeting was slated to an inocuous hearing on the zoning of a […]

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