Edmonton media get sneak peek at downtown arena construction site

Looking over the construction hub that will become Rogers Place come 2016, there’s a palpable sense of relief from the Katz Group that the project has finally come to fruition.

“It’s tremendously gratifying,” said Katz Group vice-president Robert Black, on the ground at the construction site Monday, during a first-time media peek at the $480-million facility.

The project has been swamped in controversy since it was a twinkle of Edmonton Oilers’ owner Darryl Katz’s eye, with the city sparring over the relationship of budget and design.

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