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Edmonton Mayor and City Manager to meet with NHL Commissioner, Katz Group, in New York

October 06, 2011

Mayor Stephen Mandel and City Manager Simon Farbrother will meet with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Katz Group officials in New York next Tuesday and Wednesday on the proposed arena agreement. Meetings involving both groups have been organized at the invitation of Mr. Bettman.

“Edmonton is one of the best hockey markets in the league,” Mandel said. “It is our hope to highlight the extent of our city’s contribution and efforts – especially relative to other cities."

“We will take this opportunity to fully explain to Mr. Bettman the situation and circumstances around our position in Edmonton,” says City Manager Simon Farbrother.

Following the meetings in New York, Mr. Farbrother will bring a complete update on the meetings and the overall status of negotiations to a special City Council meeting on Friday, October 14th.

For more information:

Jeff Angel

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