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Video: Take a virtual tour of Edmonton’s proposed new arena

May 16, 2012, 5:02 PM EDT

The City of Edmonton has released a video showing the latest designs of the proposed downtown arena that would become the new home of the Oilers.

There were also a number of design images released. For example, below we see a catwalk from which fans can watch the game and/or spit.


There are also plans to attach a community skating rink, one that we assume the Oilers could use to practice should the big arena be needed for something else, like a concert or one of those lumberjack competitions.


Of course, all of the above won’t be possible unless they get the money together to make it happen. The city is still asking the province to chip in $100 million.

  1. govtminion - May 16, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    That’s a very… optimistic… number of people in the crowd. šŸ˜‰

    Nah, I hope they build it, the Oilers deserve a new home worthy of the history the team brings over with it. I like the extra rink, nothing better than being able to run practices right next to the main arena instead of halfway across town like the Capitals have to.

  2. DTF31 - May 16, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    If Katz was smart he would have just paid for the entire thing himself. Then its his project and it goes by his rules. Involing the government just brings a lot of roadblocks

  3. adamclangley - May 18, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    Wouldn’t it be a Katzwalk?

    DTF31 the 920 Million he just sold Drug Trading for must be for something else! He is also looking at selling the rest of his business to another American suitor, I have a feeling this goes forward with or without provincial support. 100 Million is a drop in the bucket for Katz!

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