It has been ongoing discussions for what feels like forever. The new arena for the Edmonton Oilers has been on again, off again more times than a Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez romance.
The latest, courtesy of the Edmonton Journal last month has the new $480 million dollar arena and complex heading in the right direction, if you’re a fan of the project. If you’re not, well there are at least three other city councilors who agree with you.
But not only is Edmonton set to build a new hockey arena and multi-purpose facility that will attract more concerts and shows such as Disney on Ice etc, this new building is said to be leaps and bounds ahead (from a design stand point) of the Barclay’s Centre that just opened in Brooklyn, NY. At least that’s the way Mayor Mandel feels, who toured the soon to be home of the New York Islanders.
A highly contested issue, the current design resembles that of an Oil drop, keeping the team’s rich history built right into the overall appearance. With fewer corporate suites but a state of the art facility, the new arena will feature things that the old Rexall could only dream of I’m sure.
We’re interested to get you the reader’s opinion on the new arena. Are you a fan of this new building or would you prefer to see the Oilers stay in Rexall Place and possibly refurbish the old barn?
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