Northlands issues statement to clarify its plans for new arena project
Northlands has decided to address what it calls "inaccurate claims" regarding an alternate arena proposal in Edmonton.
The group created some confusion last week by announcing its partnership with a consulting firm for an Edmonton arena solution.
"Northlands is not pursuing an alternate arena proposal on our site and we continue to support the vision for a downtown arena that is financially viable and in the best interest of the entire community," said Andy Huntley, chair of the Northlands board in a statement.
The Katz Group has already signed AEG Development to plan a new entertainment and sports district in Edmonton's downtown.
The group announced last year that the proposed downtown arena will be built at 104th Ave. and 101 St. on the Baccarat Casino land.
Northlands now says it will continue to play a "leadership role" in the next steps of the arena process.
"We are an integral partner in the development of a new sports and entertainment complex for Edmonton," the statement went on to say.
Last week, Northlands president Ken Knowles told CTV News the organization hopes to be involved in the new arena project.
Oilers' president Patrick LaForge told media last Aug. that Daryl Katz has already made a $100 million commitment to the project.