Description:  18,641-seat multipurpose arena Owner: City of Edmonton
Design and
Construction Partner:

Edmonton Arena Corporation (Subsidiary of the Katz Group)
Teams:Edmonton Oilers (NHL), Edmonton Oil Kings Architect:HOK
CM / GC:PCL ConstructionProject Cost:CAN $613,700,000
Status: Completed - September 2016


In March, 2010, ICON Venue Group was hired by the Katz Group to generate a Preliminary Development Plan (PDP) to build a new NHL arena for the Edmonton Oilers. The PDP enabled the Katz Group to seek a formal plan to move forward with funding and building the new arena, which was ultimately approved by the City of Edmonton. In 2012, The City of Edmonton and Edmonton Arena Corporation selected ICON as project manager for the new arena.

The facility is the centerpiece of a downtown revitalization project known as the Ice District. Among its many significant features are a lower bowl of over 9,000 seats, terrific sightlines, wide concourses, leading food and beverage offerings and the latest in technology. The arena is the first LEED Silver-certified NHL Facility in Canada and features the largest centre-hung high definition arena scoreboard in the NHL.

The project also includes a 1,000-seat community rink attached to the arena and a large 25,000 sf grand atrium "Ford Hall", which serves as a gathering place as well as an event space to host stand-alone events throughout the year.


Art Aaron, Principal-in-Charge
Dan Vaillant, Project Executive
Shaun Mason, Project Director
Dan Wowryk, Project Field Manager
Kevin Robbins, Project Coordinator


Block K - Edmonton Arena District:

Click here to learn about the 125,000 sf mixed-use complex being constructed congruently with Rogers Place.

They (ICON) really helped shepherd us through some difficult times both during the negotiation phase with the City and the efforts to find ways to maximize on the impact per dollar spent. I think that they can justifiably look at those outcomes with a great measure of pride and the recognition they played a real valuable role in achieving those outcomes.

Bob Black

Executive Vice President - Katz Group

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