Power Play: Professional Hockey and the Politics of Urban Development

11 September 2020

Professor's book wins Alberta Non-Fiction Book of the Year

Congratulations are due to Dr. David Mills, retired faculty member in History, and his co-authors Jay Scherer and Linda Sloan McCulloch. Their recent book Power Play: Professional Hockey and the Politics of Urban Development has just been named Trade Non-Fiction Book of the Year by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. 

The book is "an absorbing account of the machinations that got [Rogers Place in Edmonton] and the adjacent Ice District built, with a price tag of more than $600 million. The arena deal, they argue, established a costly public financing precedent that people across North America should watch closely, as many cities consider building sports facilities for professional teams or international competitions. Their analysis brings clarity and nuance to a case shrouded in secrecy and understood by few besides political and business insiders."

Congratulations to the authors and to the University of Alberta Press!