A multi-purpose sports and entertainment arena located in downtown Edmonton, Alberta, Canada that primarily serves as home to the National Hockey League’s Edmonton Oilers.
The arena was built in 2014 with the intent of replacing the Oilers old and aging home-arena, Rexall Place which opened in 1974.
The cost of the arena was originally estimated at $450 million, with the city of Edmonton paying $125 million of that cost. The actual price of the stadium was much higher after completion with the price of $604.5 million.
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The stadium is located right in the middle of the public transit system, the Edmonton Light Rail Transit, which is a great way for fans to travels to and from the games.
• 10220 104 Avenue NW
• Capacity: 18,641
• Opened: September 8, 2016
• The framework for the construction of the stadium was first approved on October 26, 2011 by the Edmonton City Council by a vote of 10 to 3.
• After the original deal fell through due to the Katz Group’ aggressive demands and negotiating, another deal was reach on May 15, 2013 and approved by the Edmonton City Council.
• A $2.5 billion development project in downtown Edmonton was connected to Rogers Place as of December 8, 2014.
• Construction of the stadium took over two years with the ground breaking held on March 3, 2014 and the stadium opened September 8, 2016.
Past and Current Teams
Edmonton Oilers (NHL) (2016–present)
Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) (2016–present)