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The Official Arena Thread Part 6

View Poll Results: On what day will city council vote to finalize a new arena for Edmonton's downtown?
Between now and Christmas 2012 8 7.41%
Between New Year's Day and the end of February 2013 30 27.78%
Between March and July, 2013 16 14.81%
Before the October 2013 civic election 14 12.96%
Not until 2014 4 3.70%
Not until 2015 3 2.78%
Not until 2016 1 0.93%
Not until 2017 6 5.56%
Never 26 24.07%
Voters: 108. You may not vote on this poll

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01-20-2013, 02:41 PM
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@GenePrincipe: City officials confirm Gary Bettman was in Edm.Friday for meeting with city.Details not released could mean progress in arena negotiations.

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01-20-2013, 02:42 PM
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Turns out he WAS in town, chatting with the Mayor, city planner and Katz group.
Uncle Gary is getting work done lately. He probably wants to nail everything he needs to down before he eventually retires at the end of his contract.

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01-20-2013, 02:44 PM
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Uncle Gary is getting work done lately. He probably wants to nail everything he needs to down before he eventually retires at the end of his contract.
SuperGary.

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01-20-2013, 05:48 PM
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Arena deal close?

http://www.630ched.com/news/edmonton...spx?ID=1867144

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"If you're in favour of having an arena you'll probably feel good and if you're against having an arena you'll probably feel not so good," Anderson remarked.
Be all and end all, it seems the arena could be closer than farther apart. This could be a good week for Oilers fans.

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01-20-2013, 06:14 PM
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A little birdie told me that his law firm had Katz, Mandell and Bettman at his office on friday and said they laid out the framework for the arena. He said at the city council meeting on Wednesday more will come to light.

I don't want to be nailed to the cross for this, but he seemed pretty confident about it.

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01-20-2013, 06:55 PM
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Good vibrations!

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01-20-2013, 06:57 PM
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Good news. Hopefully the shovels will be in the ground when the snow melts.

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01-20-2013, 07:08 PM
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Good news. Hopefully the shovels will be in the ground when the snow melts.
Screw waiting for the snow to melt, lets have a celebration and implode the Greyhound station.

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01-21-2013, 02:33 AM
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I would like to see a new arena. I do understand though that there is road construction that is always falling behind and the LRT expension that seems to be going on forever. A arena is a very expensive project and not something to make rash decisions over. I think the arena will make it's money back very fast. If you look at the stadium alot of big bands sell that out as well as CFL football games and other big events. The people are there the money is there. Katz just needs to have patience and not put ultimatums down. That does not benefit anyone. It'll probably take alot of work between the city and private investors to get the job done and that takes negotiation and time. The arena will come people it's just going to take time.

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01-21-2013, 11:56 AM
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good news, bout time. the City did a good job of looking out for our interests; they didn't just bend over and take it. they understand that there is a benefit to our city in having this facility and having the NHL. Will Katz make money? yes, why is that bad? having a thriving NHL team in our city is a good thing. in years to come, we will look back and say: 'can you believe this thing almost didn't get built because a huge number of people didn't want it'. the naysayers will be mocked. just like the 'save the Muni' crowd will be ridiculed when life goes on without it.

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01-22-2013, 01:17 AM
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just read the replies from edmonton journal...

not very positive...

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sport...804/story.html

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01-22-2013, 01:19 AM
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just read the replies from edmonton journal...

not very positive...

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sport...804/story.html
"Potholes!" "Billionaires!" "I don'ts likes hockey!" "Rabble, rabble, rabble!"

Just build the damn thing.

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01-22-2013, 01:57 AM
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just read the replies from edmonton journal...

not very positive...http://<br /> <br /> http://www.ed...804/story.html
of course not. but they will feel stupid one day in the future, when they enter that shiney new building to attend a... oh, i dunno, perhaps an Oprah show or a Four Tenors concert.. Will they remember their opposition when they walk in and feel an overwhelming sense of civic pride? will they care that a billionaire is profitting from their attendance?

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01-22-2013, 01:17 PM
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just read the replies from edmonton journal...

not very positive...

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sport...804/story.html


The epitome of "vocal minority"

And if you read really hard, you'll find every single one of their reasons behind being against the arena is built on completely false information. Not one reason on that page has any truth behind it.

Sad, really. They think themselves morally superior but are oblivious to the fact that they have been completely manipulated.

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01-22-2013, 01:53 PM
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Why in the world would Coun. Anderson mention this publically? It creates an expectation that may not be met. Bad idea.

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01-22-2013, 01:57 PM
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just read the replies from edmonton journal...

not very positive...

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sport...804/story.html
People that are pleased with a decision are less likely to voice their opinion than those that aren't.

I don't really care what the "small town forever" crowd have to say. Most of them are dinosaurs anyways.

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01-22-2013, 02:33 PM
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just read the replies from edmonton journal...

not very positive...

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sport...804/story.html
So much complete ******** being thrown around in that comment section...

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01-22-2013, 02:35 PM
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01-22-2013, 02:48 PM
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People that are pleased with a decision are less likely to voice their opinion than those that aren't.

I don't really care what the "small town forever" crowd have to say. Most of them are dinosaurs anyways.
You need to throw in something about a "world class city" in here.

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01-22-2013, 02:49 PM
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god that quote is 16 years old. The simpsons sure nailed it on that one.

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01-22-2013, 05:18 PM
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Saw this tweet.

‏@InsideOilers
#yeg arena deal is done! Announcement expected tomorrow at city hall

MODERATOR'S NOTE: This hasn't been confirmed by any other source, so take it with a grain of salt.


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01-22-2013, 05:45 PM
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Saw this tweet.

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#yeg arena deal is done! Announcement expected tomorrow at city hall
Is this legit? Has it been reported elsewhere?

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#yeg arena deal is done! Announcement expected tomorrow at city hall
Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please...

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Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please...
It would still have to be voted on, so let's hope it's palatable to the majority of council. These types of votes make me nervous because there are a few populists on council and we have an election in the fall.

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