Fast-moving arena action

So Kay-Z or someone else… Not entirely sure who has posted this alleged video rendering of the proposed Downtown Arena. I haven’t yet been able to verify its authenticity, but here you have it: the possible, future home of the Mighty Oil.

What do you think, Nation? I mean, from what you can glean from the fast-moving, rocket-powered camera? Is this going to be a crown jewel for downtown or a massive white elephant?

Thanks to @mastermaq on Twitter for the link.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    That would look sweet, but it still doesn’t account for downtown traffic?
    I think that’s the biggest issue about a downtown arena.

    By the year 2040(when this will be built at this pace) everyone will teleport to the games, what you should be worried about is arriving home with the proper body parts 😉

    Looks sharp, build it now. The thing about the traffic isn't a big deal to me assuming that the LRT has adequate parking facilities. Definitely looks like the project KayZ has envisioned with the retail, residential & restaurant district.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    I hope it seats 21 000 plus. It's my guess that any new facility will have to be in service for a lot longer than facilities in other NHL cities. Rexall the Sequel; or RX2 must be ahead of the curve. I suggest extra big seats for the fatties and teleportation pods in the basement so lazy eastern UFA superstars will be willing to sign here.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Wanye, it sure is on 97 street. It appears to sit between 96 street and 97 street and 102A ave and 103A ave. Just east of the law courts. just south of Brownlee Bldg and the Remand. Just south of the Police Station.

    They must be expecting to arrest some people after games.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    It's convenient that it's on 97th street. I like the skywalk over to the court house, I can go straight from the game to court house fight my parking ticket.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    I'm assuming this was rendered by Gene Dub, the local architect (who also did City Hall, btw), given the watermark at the beginning of the .mov. So it seems legit!