Northlands manages the Coliseum, EXPO Centre, racetrack, and the rest of the site through a master agreement and site lease.
The City began investigating potential repurposing of the Coliseum in 2016. Over the years, City Council has considered and reviewed a number of options, including some elements of the Northlands Vision 2020 plan and partnerships with Hockey Canada and others, to transform the site into a hockey/sports centre of excellence.
The work is intended to ensure that the lands are used for the best interests of the City and its citizens in making Edmonton a stronger community in the future. It is common for organizations to undergo transformation when adapting to significant change in the environment.