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What Else Would $550 Million Buy?


Given $550 million, how could Edmonton remake the city if it didn't involve a downtown arena?

Arena Deal "Among the Worst in Canadian History"


An economist weighs in on Edmonton's arena deal. He doesn't like the deal at all.

If I could ask Council just one arena question ...


Now that City Council and the Katz Group have once again agreed on a deal for the Oilers new downtown home I'd like to ask our Councillors just one question: Why did you agree to this deal?

Is The Arena Deal Done? Not Even Close.


In a process where almost nothing has been quite as it seemed it's not surprising that a done deal is anything but done. Unless of course you have a very interesting definition of the word done.

Katz Declines The Invitiation To Come To Council


Daryl Katz sent yet another letter to the Mayor yesterday, this time declining an invitation to appear before Council to discuss the downtown arena project which is looking doomed. For the only...

Katz Apologizes to Edmonton and to Oilers Fans


Since nobody bought the relocation threat, Daryl Katz decided that an apology might be a good idea. Make no mistake the apology was a calculated as the threat to relocate was.

Who really has leverage in arena negotiations?

The Katz Group is using relocation to try and leverage a better arena deal. Unfortunately for them that leverage isn't worth a damn and now I think Edmonton City Council should yank the whole deal...

Katz Group Looks for a Better Arena Deal, It's Time for Council to Call Their Bluff

The Katz Group has asked the City of Edmonton to sweeten an already very sweet deal for the proposed downtown arena. But it's a bluff and Council needs to call that bluff.

More on the Proposed Changes to the Arena Deal: Is the Project in Trouble?

I've always thought that, sooner or later, the arena deal would get done. With the latest developments now I'm not so sure.

Mayor Mandel Takes Manhattan


As the Oilers continue their pursuit of public funding for a downtown arena, Gary Bettman has called Daryl Katz and Mayor Mandel to New York for a meeting. And the process keeps getting stranger.

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