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05-14-2013, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Moneypuck View Post
Then the person who'll benefit the most from it can contribute more.

Maybe taxpayers could pay for it all if they used mud bricks instead of actual concrete, no?

If they wait 3 yrs, perhaps they get a better facility. Sure it may cost more but what's the difference between 500 (to build it now) and 600 million (to start 3 yrs from now) per taxpayer?

Free Taxpayer Money is the issue here. If the facility itself was essential to the profitability/sustainability of the Oilers, Katz would have started this long ago. Daryls greed is the only thing holding this up.
Him getting a good deal is also essential in the idea of the new rink being profitable and sustainable. As has been stated around these threads before, every other team that has recently paid for their own arena, has gone bankrupt. Katz owns almost purely Canadian companies and his value depends on the dollar, so just based on past market history, he's got to keep his eyes open and ready for if and when things hit a slide.

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