A comparison of recent North American Arena developments

As negotiations over a new arena for the Oilers come down to the wire, one issue is how the proposed Edmonton deal stacks up against arrangements in other NHL cities.

Oilers owner Daryl Katz has indicated he wants assistance with operating and maintenance costs, just like the Winnipeg Jets and Pittsburgh Penguins receive.

Although an October 2011 framework agreement states "the Katz Group is to pay all operating expenses, capital maintenance and repair," Katz insists some form of help was always contemplated.

Among other issues, Katz also wants the city to become the anchor tenant in an office tower he plans to build near the arena, a development he says might be crucial to achieving the current design.

However, everyone involved in the arena talks agrees the overall deal is what matters, not the individual components.

These charts lay out the details, as much as has been released publicly, about what's been proposed in Edmonton and how arenas were built in five similar NHL markets.

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For more coverage of the Edmonton arena project, check out our arena page.

Code and design by Lucas Timmons. Research and content by Joanne Ireland and Gordon Kent.