|Opened:||Sept. 8, 2016||Home Teams:||Edmonton Oilers (NHL)|
Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
|Owner:||City of Edmonton||Capacity:||18,347|
Rogers Place is a multi-use indoor arena in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Construction started in March 2014, and the building officially opened on September 8, 2016. The arena has a seating capacity of 18,347 as a hockey venue and 20,734 as a concert venue.
It replaced Northlands Coliseum (opened in 1974) as the home of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers and the Western Hockey League (WHL)’s Edmonton Oil Kings. The arena is located at the block between 101 and 104 Streets and 104 and 105 Avenues. Public transit access to the arena is provided by the Edmonton Light Rail Transit system (MacEwan station on the Metro Line) and Edmonton Transit Service bus.
- Sept. 24, 2016: First hockey game played in the arena, Edmonton Oil Kings vs. the Red Deer Rebels
- Oct. 12, 2016: First Oilers game played in the arena, 7-4 win against the Calgary Flames
- April 12, 2017: First Oilers playoff game played in the arena, 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks
- The arena was chosen to be one of two hubs for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic, hosting the Western Conference Playoffs, the 2020 Eastern Conference Final, the 2020 Western Conference Final, and the 2020 Stanley Cup Final.