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Taxpayer group crying foul over Edmonton arena announcement

A taxpayer watchdog is calling offside, because taxpayer money was used for the announcement of the new downtown arena.

Held in February, the event included an announcement that the guaranteed maximum price for the project had been reached and marked the go ahead for construction. 192 more words


City doesn’t see new Edmonton arena as potential traffic headache

When the downtown arena opens for business, the city is confident the only tie-ups will be in the neutral zone on the ice and not in traffic on nearby streets. 321 more words


Downtown Edmonton arena to begin construction March 3

Construction will begin on the new downtown Edmonton arena next week, the city said Friday.

Rogers Place construction will start March 3 with the fencing off of the construction area, trailer placement for crews and clearing of the site. 132 more words


Edmonton Oilers new arena required only small changes to get on budget

Getting Edmonton’s downtown arena to a guaranteed price required only minor sacrifices, according to the people who worked on the mega project’s budget.

The building came back with a budget of $480 million, in line with the agreement between the city and the Katz Group and construction is expected to get underway next month. 217 more words