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Fall 2016
Rogers Place opens
Winter 2015
Glass and steel exterior completed
Fall 2015
Steel structure completed
July 14, 2015  Remaining three public artwork concepts unveiled
March 23, 2015
Alex Janvier announced as artist for signature piece of public art
September, 2014  Work on the steel and concrete structure begins
March 3, 2014
Construction starts on Rogers Place
February 11, 2014  Guaranteed Maximum Price contract approved, arena project gets green light to proceed with construction
May 15, 2013 Council approves the capital profile for the arena and associated infrastructure.
May 15, 2013 minutes
January 23, 2013 Final agreement framework to design/build the arena agreed to by Katz Group and Edmonton City Council.
January 23, 2013 minutes
December 12, 2012
Council reopens negotiations with the Katz Group
December 12, 2012 minutes
October 17, 2012
Council ceases negotiations with the Katz Group
October 17, 2012 minutes
July 17, 2012 Council approves the schematic design for the downtown arena.
May/June 2012 City holds public consultation on schematic designs.
October 26, 2011 Council approves a revised framework for the downtown arena and approves moving ahead with the design.
October 26, 2011 minutes
October 14, 2011 Council votes to purchase the land proposed as the site for the downtown arena.
October 14, 2011 minutes
May 18, 2011 Council and the Katz Group agree on a framework to design/build the downtown arena.
May 18, 2011 minutes
January 17, 2011 Council directs administration to enter into negotiations with the Katz Group on a framework agreement, after receiving an update on the public consultation, governance model, financial model and community benefits.
January 17, 2011 minutes
December 10, 2010            Council hears presentations from Northlands and administration.
December 10, 2010 minutes
Late 2010 The City of Edmonton holds a public consultation, seeking input on the proposed arena and entertainment district.
July 21, 2010 Katz Group makes a formal presentation to Council, a report goes forward on the potential advancement of a downtown arena.
July 21, 2010 minutes
2008 Mayor’s committee submits City Shaping report to Council, which recommends a new downtown arena.
The greatest opportunity for Edmonton lies in developing a new facility that will revitalize our downtown and add to the excitement that is just starting to build in our core.” (Page 3 of City Shaping report)
2007 Edmonton Mayor strikes a committee to evaluate the feasibility and potential of a new sports and entertainment facility.
Edmonton Northlands commissions a study by HOK Sports that estimates it will cost $250 million to modernize Rexall Place.

Timeline of reports to Council

Council reports and presentations are available through the minutes for each Council meeting.

July 3, 2013 Council approves the borrowing bylaw and ticket surcharge bylaw for the downtown arena.
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July 3, 2013 meeting
May 15, 2013  Council approves the capital profile for the arena project and associated infrastructure.
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May 15, 2013 meeting
May 8, 2013 Council approves the list of catalyst projects for the Capital City Downtown CRL.
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May 8, 2013 meeting
March 5, 2013 Council approves a revised boundary for the Capital City Downtown CRL.
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March 5, 2013 meeting
January 23, 2013  Council approves the final framework for the design and construction of the downtown arena and related public infrastructure. Council  also reviews three design options and approves moving ahead with the Option A, the option closest to the original design.
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January 23, 2013 meeting
July 17, 2012 Council approves the schematic design for the downtown arena and receives an updated Community Revitalization Levy forecast.
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July 17, 2012 meeting
May 2012 The City of Edmonton holds a public consultation, seeking input on the schematic designs.
January 16, 2012 ICON Venture Group is selected as the project manager for the proposed downtown arena.
October 26, 2011 Council approves a revised framework for the downtown arena, and moving ahead with the design.
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October 26, 2011 meeting
October 14, 2011 Council votes to purchase the land proposed as the site for the downtown arena.
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October 14, 2011 meeting
May 18, 2011 Council and the Katz Group agree on an agreement framework to build the downtown arena.
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May 18, 2011 meeting
April 6, 2011 Administration provides an update to Council an on the Community Revitalization Levy (CRL), and other aspects of the proposed arena project.
Council directs Administration to negotiate a financial framework with the Katz Group.
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April 6, 2011 meeting
March 2, 2011 Administration provides an update to City Council on the proposed arena project.
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March 2, 2011 meeting
January 18, 2011 Public Hearing on Zoning Bylaw held – Council approves the zoning bylaws, which will not go into effect until Council approves a land deal.
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January 18, 2011 meeting
January 17, 2011 Administration provides an update to Council on the results of the public consultation, community benefits, governance model, financial model, etc.
Council directs Administration to enter into negotiations with the Katz Group on a framework agreement.
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January 17, 2011 meeting
December 10, 2010 Northlands makes a formal presentation to Council.
Administration provides Council with answers to their questions asked at the July 21, 2010 Council meeting.
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December 10, 2010 meeting
Late 2010 The City of Edmonton holds a public consultation, seeking input on the proposed arena and entertainment district.
October 2010 Katz Group submits an amended zoning application
July 21, 2010 The Katz Group makes a formal presentation to Council.
Administration also provided Council with a report on the potential advancement of a downtown arena.
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July 21, 2010 meeting
April 2010 The Katz Group submits zoning and other applications to the City of Edmonton to rezone land (north of 104 Avenue and west of 101 Street) to support a potential sports-entertainment district downtown
2008 Mayor’s committee presents City Shaping report to Council – recommends that Edmonton is at a crossroads of need and opportunity and any new facility needs to be downtown. A summary report was also presented to Council.
The greatest opportunity for Edmonton lies in developing a new facility that will revitalize our downtown and add to the excitement that is just starting to build in our core.” (Page 3 of City Shaping report)
2007 Mayor announces committee to evaluate feasibility and potential of new sports and entertainment facility.
Edmonton Northlands commissions study by HOK Sports that estimates the cost of modernizing Rexall Place at about $250 million

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