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Alberta premier pitched on Edmonton arena funding

Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach was briefed on the proposed Edmonton Oilers (NHL) arena and asked to provide $100 million in provincial funding; a decision should come sooner rather than later. Stelmach is leaving office after his current term ends, and he’s pledged to help arrive at some sort of arena conclusion in Edmonton before then. […]

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Edmonton approves arena funding plan

{jathumbnail off} The Edmonton City Council approved a $450-million arena funding plan largely along the lines of what Mayor Stephen Mandel had proposed a day before, with the city’s contribution capped at $125 million and another $125 million coming from a controversial ticket tax. The funding formula: $100 million from The Katz Group, owners of […]

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Edmonton mayor lays out arena funding plan

{jathumbnail off} Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel laid out an arena funding plan in his annual State of the City address, but the formula already faces opposition from Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz, who is against a ticket tax. Mandel argues that the Oilers are in danger of leaving if a downtown replacement for Rexall Place […]

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