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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.

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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.

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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. ;)

    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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