STORIFY: Edmonton reacts to arena deal

With the news this afternoon that the downtown arena is now one step closer to a reality, Edmontonians took to the web to react.
City council has approved a new funding deal that brings the downtown arena one step closer to reality. (City of Edmonton)

With the news that funding questions about the downtown arena have apparently been settled, Edmontonians posted their reactions on Twitter.

Council passed a deal on Wednesday afternoon that will see Oilers owner Daryl Katz and the city of Edmonton throw in additional funds to offset the $55 million shortfall needed to start construction.

Some Edmontonians still have questions about the deal; others just seemed happy that the debate may finally be drawing to a close.