Oil Dome in Edmonton

I used to hate the Edmonton Oilers. When they had Wayne Gretsky, they beat my Calgary Flames every year in the playoffs.

It looks like Edmonton wants to build a new arena for their team based on a drop of oil.

Celebrate the oil, that’s what the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers owner, Daryl Katz, wants to do with the 360 Architecture design of a proposed new arena for Alberta’s oil-rich city.

Renderings were released recently by the City of Edmonton of a full council unveil on May 16 and a public comment period opening in June, the new $450 million arena is modeled after a drop of oil. Or a comma. Or a mutated boomerang. Okay, officially, we’ll stick with the drop of oil.

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