The Official Arena Thread Part 6
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11-30-2012, 08:15 AM
Join Date: May 2009
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I never said specifically for the tower, but still gets tax breaks based on being an oil company in Alberta.
And to be honest, why should they? What benefit does the average citizen get from Epcor Tower?
An entertainment district and an office building are two completely different animals.
I'm not trying to say we should all line Katz's pockets with money, but if the city wants the Oilers to stay, they should want the team in an arena that shows pride in the team and a team that makes some money. I don't think it's fair to expect Katz to keep a team that he owns in Edmonton if people want him to lose money on it or just break even when he and the organization as a whole has done a lot for Northern Alberta over the years. I would not be opposed to even see my taxes here in Fort McMurray go up to help support the Arena because myself, and many many people I know take advantage of major events in Edmonton.
You do realize EPCOR provided $140M to the city of Edmonton last year alone.
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