When the project was approved, the city had hoped to secure $32-million in grants from the province. The money was earmarked to pay for a portion of both the main arena and the community rink.
However, the provincial funds never came through. Now, Edmonton city council is being asked to borrow the missing $32 million, which would be paid back through the Community Revitalization Levy.
City council is set to debate the issue next week.
Rogers Place is scheduled to open in September.
With files from Vinesh Pratap, Global News.