Statement from Oilers Entertainment Group Vice Chair Bob Nicholson on the Northlands Arena Strategy Committee Report

We are reviewing the Northlands Arena Strategy Committee report released today. In context of that report, there has been ongoing dialogue between Northlands CEO Tim Reid and I to identify potential areas where collaboration might be possible. We expect to continue that dialogue, with both Northlands and the City of Edmonton, as the Northlands Board reviews Committee recommendations and brings forward a renewed vision for Northlands. Our priority throughout this process, now and in the future, is the long-term viability of Rogers Place, the Winter Garden and the Edmonton Arena District, and driving new sports and entertainment offerings into the downtown core, which will be a catalyst for the long-term development and vibrancy of Edmonton.