Jump to content

Welcome to canucks.com Vancouver Canucks homepage

Photo
- - - - -

Oilers' Proposed Arena To Have Futuristic Look, Unique Shape *updated May 16Th

Report

  • Please log in to reply
115 replies to this topic

#1 lateralus

lateralus

    Canucks Second-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,999 posts
  • Joined: 27-June 09

Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:20 PM

*
POPULAR

EDMONTON -- Images of a proposed arena for downtown Edmonton feature a futuristic building of steel and glass shaped like a lop-sided boomerang.

The arena is expected to cost $450 million and would be the new home for the NHL's Edmonton Oilers.

A newly released design shows the ice rink would get lots of daylight because of glass-sided walls.

A tall pedway would take people down to a new public square.

"It's very modern, it's curve-linear, it's free-flowing," said Rick Daviss, executive director for the project.

"I think that helps to sort of soften the hard edges. It is going to be a fairly significant building and if you can round it and put on some effective street-level treatment and landscaping, you can make it still human scale."

The city says the pictures are part of preliminary design work that provides a starting point for evaluating other options.

Oiler's president Patrick LaForge was impressed with the design.
"I think it looks fantastic actually -- befitting a city that has such a high esteem for hockey and entertainment."

City council voted in October to sign a cost-shared deal with Oilers owner Daryl Katz for the new arena, although the project is still $100 million short.

Both Katz and the city have been asking for that money from Ottawa or the province. Both governments have already said publicly that they will not use tax dollars to fund private enterprises.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=394235

Posted Image

Edited by lateralus, 16 May 2012 - 04:56 PM.

  • 8
CDC is a reflection of society.


Posted ImagePosted Image

#2 wtpasc

wtpasc

    Canucks Prospect

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,084 posts
  • Joined: 12-March 10

Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:26 PM

that is a cool looking building.

It would be like going to a hockey game in a UFO
  • 1

Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image


#3 Shift-4

Shift-4

    Canucks All-Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 19,452 posts
  • Joined: 11-August 06

Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:26 PM

*
POPULAR

But will it have an NHL team? :emot-parrot:
  • 14
Hockey is the only sport, the rest are just games.

#4 lateralus

lateralus

    Canucks Second-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,999 posts
  • Joined: 27-June 09

Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:30 PM

*
POPULAR

But will it have an NHL team? :emot-parrot:

Let's just skip the entire arguement and get to the end of it: 5 cups.

There done. :lol:
  • 6
CDC is a reflection of society.


Posted ImagePosted Image

#5 Trebreh

Trebreh

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,907 posts
  • Joined: 02-April 07

Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:32 PM

Does it have a mall in it?
  • 2

#6 Lotsofloveforcody

Lotsofloveforcody

    K-Wing Regular

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 25 posts
  • Joined: 17-January 12

Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:36 PM

Tear down Rogers! I want that thing there!
  • 0

#7 Guest_PUNJABI CANUCK_*

Guest_PUNJABI CANUCK_*
  • Guests
  • Joined: --

Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:40 PM

Looks really good.

Best arena in the NHL when it's built? I feel bad for New Jersey, Pittsburgh, etc.
  • 0

#8 Gunner Garrison

Gunner Garrison

    Comets Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 939 posts
  • Joined: 26-September 11

Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:44 PM

But will it have an NHL team? :emot-parrot:


they'll be on top of us by the time that arena is done lolol
  • 0

#9 diesel_3

diesel_3

    Canucks Franchise Player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,500 posts
  • Joined: 13-April 03

Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:46 PM

That actually looks really cool.
The Oilers need a new barn, Rexall is a total dive and can almost literally be referred to as a barn.

EDIT: I'm half expecting T-1000 to put his boot beside it and have the arena form back into his body.

Edited by diesel_3, 25 April 2012 - 03:48 PM.

  • 1
Posted Image
Thanks to JimLahey for the great Sig!
Posted Image
SUPPORT YOUR TROOPS!

#10 McMucus

McMucus

    Comets Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 391 posts
  • Joined: 21-May 10

Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:10 PM

I like it. Nice to see them thinking outside the box. One thing though, it's supposed to have a lot of glass to let in natural light, but games, and concerts, are almost exclusively at night.
  • 0

#11 Gunner Garrison

Gunner Garrison

    Comets Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 939 posts
  • Joined: 26-September 11

Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:30 PM

I like it. Nice to see them thinking outside the box. One thing though, it's supposed to have a lot of glass to let in natural light, but games, and concerts, are almost exclusively at night.



that's when they..... wait for it..... turn on the lights!!11
  • 1

#12 Lychees

Lychees

    Canucks Third-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,096 posts
  • Joined: 07-March 07

Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:00 PM

Wonder if you can watch games from outside...


WHO NEEDS TICKETS :bigblush: :bigblush:
  • 0

#13 MyNameIsTom

MyNameIsTom

    Comets Prospect

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 136 posts
  • Joined: 22-December 11

Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:39 PM

Wonder if you can watch games from outside...


WHO NEEDS TICKETS :bigblush: :bigblush:



Yeah cause standing outside at night in Edmonton in winter is something that I'd wanna do!

/sarcasm
  • 0

#14 Demo250

Demo250

    Canucks Prospect

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,090 posts
  • Joined: 18-November 10

Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:49 PM

Very cool.
  • 0
Posted Image
Posted Image

#15 JoGuitar

JoGuitar

    Canucks Third-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,228 posts
  • Joined: 08-October 07

Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:57 PM

Looks dope :)
  • 0
Posted Image

#16 Pears

Pears

    Canucks All-Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16,254 posts
  • Joined: 14-November 11

Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:13 PM

Why is it sloped?
  • 0

In my eyes drouin is overrated he can score in the qmjhl but did nothing in last two gold medal games that canada lost. Fox will be better pro than him talk to me in five yrs

Gaudreau has one NHL goal whereas all your "prized" prospects have none.

   ryan kesler is going to the chicago blackhawks ...       quote me on it


#17 diesel_3

diesel_3

    Canucks Franchise Player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,500 posts
  • Joined: 13-April 03

Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:57 PM

Why is it sloped?


That's what she sai.....asked.
  • 2
Posted Image
Thanks to JimLahey for the great Sig!
Posted Image
SUPPORT YOUR TROOPS!

#18 мцт вяздк чф

мцт вяздк чф

    Canucks Second-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,464 posts
  • Joined: 02-September 09

Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:41 PM

*
POPULAR

if you look at it from the right angle it looks like an " L ".

fits the team perfectly.
  • 6

KIM JONG UN'S FAVORITE HOCKEY TEAM ARE THE KELOWNA ROCKETS.

JOHN SHORTHOUSE'S VOICE REMINDS ME OF KERMIT THE FROG.


#19 BiriBiri

BiriBiri

    K-Wing Regular

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 34 posts
  • Joined: 10-April 12

Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:48 PM

if you look at it from the right angle it looks like an " L ".

fits the team perfectly.


THIS

edmonton needs a new arena so their garbage team can start winning games? wow
  • 0

#20 Florence

Florence

    Canucks Third-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,624 posts
  • Joined: 28-September 11

Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:51 PM

Good idea, people will be so amazed just walking around they will hardly notice the team losing by 4 goals on a nightly basis :bigblush:
  • 3

ezgifcom-gif-maker_zps756122ce.gif


#21 Bo Horvat

Bo Horvat

    Comets Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 356 posts
  • Joined: 06-July 09

Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:09 AM

I think it looks really cool. It's a futuristic looking building that will make Edmonton's lackluster landscape unique.
  • 0
Posted Image

#22 mpt

mpt

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,475 posts
  • Joined: 08-November 03

Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:41 AM

I have to say that is pretty rad... I hope it passes. I used to live in Edmonton and Rexall place is slightly better than the Pacific Collesium.
  • 0

#23 avelanch

avelanch

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 33,348 posts
  • Joined: 23-March 07

Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:21 AM

Let's just skip the entire arguement and get to the end of it: 5 cups.

There done. :lol:

5 cups and they're done? seems like a waste.
  • 0

#24 lateralus

lateralus

    Canucks Second-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,999 posts
  • Joined: 27-June 09

Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:44 AM

.

Edited by lateralus, 26 April 2012 - 10:35 AM.

  • 0
CDC is a reflection of society.


Posted ImagePosted Image

#25 TOMapleLaughs

TOMapleLaughs

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 32,012 posts
  • Joined: 19-September 05

Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:01 AM

I'm always right. Cheers.


TOML
  • 0
Posted Image

#26 sQuish

sQuish

    Canucks Prospect

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,310 posts
  • Joined: 01-February 04

Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:40 AM

Cool looking building, I like it.
  • 0

#27 La Mauviette75

La Mauviette75

    Canucks Prospect

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,241 posts
  • Joined: 28-February 12

Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:44 AM

dayum! looks pretty sweet. i like the windows on the side.
  • 0
Posted Image

O Ville Lumière, Sens la chaleur, de notre coeur

#28 lateralus

lateralus

    Canucks Second-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,999 posts
  • Joined: 27-June 09

Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:49 PM

EDMONTON -- Details became clearer Wednesday on what the new home for the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers would look like.

But the question of how much it would cost and who would pay remained as fuzzy as ever.

Architects unveiled for city councillors design sketches and a conceptual video walk-through of the proposed $450-million facility in the city's downtown.

The sketches, leaked to the media weeks earlier, show a futuristic building of wavy lines and curves in zinc, masonry and lots and lots of glass.
The building's shape is meant to resemble an oil drop -- to honour the name of the team and the province's core industry -- but practical design functions leave it looking more like a bulbous, backwards letter P.

The rink would be inside the circle of the P. A grand foyer would jut out in a straight line below.

Scott Ralston, an executive with U.S.-based 360 Architecture, said the rink would represent the fluidity of oil, the speed of hockey and the wavy lines of drifting snow.

"The image of the building is really a manifestation of trying to blend all of these inspirations," Ralston said after the presentation at city hall.
"We're trying to convey an iconic landmark building in downtown Edmonton ... that will be a catalyst for future (surrounding) development."

The goal, he said, would be to integrate the rink into the community so it didn't become a shuttered barn that only came alive on hockey nights.

To that end, the land beside the facility would have a community hockey rink and three levels of shops and retail businesses -- all connected to the main rink.

There would be 18,400 seats for Oilers games. Some tickets would be sold for spots on the catwalk in the area normally reserved for media.

There would be close to 9,000 seats in the lower bowl, stacked at a higher angle to give fans a better view of the action.

There would be clubs, bistros and luxury seating -- even a space to hold beach volleyball tournaments if so desired -- along with underground parking for just under 500.

"It shows it's an incredibly dynamic building," Mayor Stephen Mandel said.
"People need to look at this in the light of other buildings that are going to be built around it."
Ralston stressed the design is akin to a first draft and a lot of creative details still need to be ironed out.

Council was also told the financial picture remains unclear with a final tally on total costs not available until next January.
Last fall, city councillors voted 10-3 to share the cost of the rink with Oilers owner Daryl Katz. Dissenting councillors said the city struck a bad bargain out of fear Katz would move the team.

Katz has never directly said he'd move the five-time Stanley Cup champions, but has also said he won't see the team play indefinitely in Rexall Place, leaving councillors to connect the dots.

Under the deal, Katz is to pay $100 million. Another $125 million would come from a ticket tax and the city would pay another $125 million.
Katz would run the building, pay for the upkeep and keep all profits for 11 months out of the year. He would also get naming rights.

The Oilers are the only NHL team that doesn't get non-hockey-related revenue from its building.

It's not known where the final $100 million is to come from. Both the federal and provincial governments have repeatedly said they will not directly subsidize what they view as a private venture.

Mandel said Wednesday he's still hopeful and doesn't need to look to a Plan B.
"We'll find ways to get money from our provincial partners," he said. "I believe in the province's support for the city."

Councillors have already been told the city's share will be far above $125 million.

Another $57 million is to be spent by taxpayers to build a light-rail transit extension to the rink, a pedestrian corridor and an above-ground walkway over the main avenue in front.

The proposed community rink would add another $21 million.

City officials estimated last fall that when borrowing and land purchase costs are factored in the final tally would be more than $305 million.
The plan is to have construction begin early next year.

The rink is to replace the aging Rexall Place, which has been the home of the Oilers since their World Hockey Association days of the 1970s.
Built in 1974, it's the second-oldest rink in the NHL. The oldest is the arena where the New York Islanders play.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=396110
  • 0
CDC is a reflection of society.


Posted ImagePosted Image

#29 lateralus

lateralus

    Canucks Second-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,999 posts
  • Joined: 27-June 09

Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:53 PM

Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

More images and video here:
http://oilers.nhl.co...vid=DL|EDM|home
  • 0
CDC is a reflection of society.


Posted ImagePosted Image

#30 thad

thad

    Canucks Second-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,184 posts
  • Joined: 09-February 09

Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:52 PM

They should build that but keep the team at rexall.. Then turn the new place Into another giant waterpark.
  • 0





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Canucks.com is the official Web site of The Vancouver Canucks. The Vancouver Canucks and Canucks.com are trademarks of The Vancouver Canucks Limited Partnership.  NHL and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and the NHL Shield and NHL Conference logos are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P.  Copyright © 2009 The Vancouver Canucks Limited Partnership and the National Hockey League.  All Rights Reserved.