Edmonton Oilers owner Darryl Katz has asked to appear in front of Edmonton city council on Wednesday to talk about the proposed new downtown arena.
The councillors voted unanimously in October to stop negotiating with Katz and his group on a new arena for the Oilers when Katz's demands became overwhelming. While Katz refused to go before council in October, he wants to now. "We are not invited," Katz Group executive vice president John Karvellas said. "We don't have a right to say anything. They have to resolve to permit us to say something. The arena is a topic on the agenda on Wednesday and we've requested an opportunity to speak to that item on the agenda. But it will be up to city council on Wednesday morning to determine whether they give us that opportunity." Stay tuned as the Oilers need a new place to play as their arena is currently the second oldest in the NHL.