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The City is exploring options to transform the Coliseum into a community-based sport and recreation centre. The project will include defining community needs and priorities through public engagement, as well as exploring partnership opportunities. The project is currently in the Concept Phase, with a report back to Council in April 2017.

Where We Are

The City is currently exploring options and ideas submitted by potential partner groups to understand how they might contribute to repurposing the Coliseum. Learn how your feedback will help inform the options in our video.

Public Engagement

The public and potential partners were asked to share their vision for a future Coliseum transformation through two open houses, an online survey, and a Partner Interest Exploration application.

We heard many perspectives with the majority (over 80%) supporting a re-purposing of the Coliseum.

What We Heard

Open Houses - November 16 & 17, 2016

Display Boards

Partner Interest Exploration (PIE)

Interested organizations were invited to submit a Partner Interest Exploration (PIE) for potential partnership opportunities related to the Coliseum Transformation. The project team is now assessing how the ideas presented may complement the input from the open houses and the different options being explored.

A variety of groups proposed their visions and concepts:

Alberta Racquetball Association

Alberta Schools Cricket Association

Alberta Tennis Association

Athletics Alberta

Cedar Waxwing Group

Canadian Recreational Sports Development Corporation

Edmonton School District 7 & Academic Athletic Institute of Edmonton

Edmonton Sport and Social Club

Edmonton Northlands

Greater Edmonton Lacrosse

Hockey Canada

Hurricane Action Sports

Northern Alberta Curling Association

Ride n' Play

Westmount Fitness Club

About the Project

The City is investigating options to transform the Coliseum that will align with the 2017-37 Recreation Facility Master Plan and 10-year Arena Strategy.

Throughout 2015, Northlands engaged with a variety of stakeholders and consultants to prepare a new vision for its organization. The outcome was Vision 2020, which was presented to City Council in March 2016. The City's analysis of Northlands’ Vision 2020 resulted in a five-part Council motion to explore the future of Northlands. The Coliseum Transformation project is one part of this broader Northlands work.

Project Timeline

Beyond 2018* Construction
April 2017-2018* Setting the Direction: planning, concept and detailed design
April 2017 Report to Council with budget for conceptual design.
January-March 2017 Exploring Options: Develop options and business case.
November-December 2016 Sharing ideas (public engagement and partner interest exploration)
September 6, 2016 City Council motion in response to Northlands Vision 2020 (item 6.11)
March-August 2016 City reviews and evaluates Vision 2020
March 2016 Northlands Presents Vision 2020 to City Council

*Currently unfunded. Dependent on Council approval of options.

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