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There's a New Arena Plan? Council Hasn't Heard That One Yet

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If there is indeed a plan afoot to get a new arena for Calgary, it seems Council is completely unaware of it. Metro's Robson Fletcher is reporting that Alderman Ray Jones, City Council's rep on the Stampede Board, has no answer to Ron McLean's claims this weekend about a new arena plan. Either way, it's not getting any city dollars -- plebicite or not, it's just not happening. How will the Flames find the money? Watch this space!

Mayor: Arena 'Plan B' Now Expected Next Month

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From KCRA: A new plan for how to build an arena in downtown Sacramento is now expected in June, Mayor Kevin Johnson said Tuesday. "It's going to take a little longer," Johnson told reporters. Johnson had initially said he hoped to offer an update to the City Council as early as May 8.

Isles Continue to Make News; Sign Michael Grabner to 5 Year 15 Million Dollar Deal

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Islanders continue to plan for future, lock up Grabner for 5 years.

Vendor Cleanliness Reports - Rexall Last In Canada

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According to ESPN, a survey of concessions in all North American arenas and stadiums shows that 25% of all vendors at Rexall Place had some sort of violation. This clearly shows one of the understated reasons behind pushing for a new arena - the old one is dirty. Check out Why Downtown? It's allllll downtown, George.

There's been some buzz that Brick Group founder Bill Comrie may step up to the plate [to help fund...

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There's been some buzz that Brick Group founder Bill Comrie may step up to the plate [to help fund a new arena], now that his son Mike is an Oiler again.

Gary Lamphier, Edmonton Journal

Rexall Named 10th Busiest Arena in the World

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Rexall's 17.3MM in ticket sales (excluding all 41 Oilers games) put it second in Canada, behind only the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

How Big Might The New Arena Be?

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Patrick Laforge held a news conference today to answer questions about a proposed new arena for the Edmonton Oilers. During that conference, he was asked how big a new arena might be.

Awkward Comparison of the Day

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Is Rexall Place dilapidated or a top-tier facility? According to the Edmonton Journal, it's both.

Wang and Kumar Go To Nassau

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The NHL and Charles Wang say the Islanders can't make money without a new arena. I say the Islanders can't make money as long as their management and ownership can be best described by the word...

Video of Mario Lemieux at Pittsburgh Penguins' new arena ceremony

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You know, this isn't a political blog and you'll hardly hear me voice my concerns or discerns here on anything related to politics.  But if there's something I really despise about politicians of...

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