Rogers Place completed in September 2016
|Address||10220 104 Avenue NW|
|Public transit||Edmonton LRT (MacEwan)
Edmonton Transit System (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 15, 57, 100, 151)
|Owner||City of Edmonton|
|Operator||Oilers Entertainment Group|
|Field size||1,110,900 square feet (103,210 m2)|
|Scoreboard||Largest in the NHL
14 by 14 by 11 metres (46 ft × 46 ft × 36 ft)
|Broke ground||March 3, 2014|
|Built||March 2014 - September 2016|
|Opened||September 8, 2016|
|Construction cost||C$480 million|
Arndt Tkalcic Bengert
|Project manager||ICON Venue Group|
|Structural engineer||Thornton Tomasetti
|Services engineer||M-E Engineers, Inc.|
|General contractor||PCL Construction|
|Main contractors||PCL Construction|
|Edmonton Oilers (NHL) (2016–present)
Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) (2016–present)
Rogers Place is a multi-use indoor arena in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It is mainly used for ice hockey and other indoor sports, but is also configurable as a venue for concerts or other events. 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 1974) as the home of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers and the WHL's Edmonton Oil Kings. The arena is located at the block between 101st and 104th Street and 104th and 105th Ave. Public transit access to the arena is provided by the Edmonton Light Rail Transit system (MacEwan Station on the Metro Line) and Edmonton Transit System bus. During the Edmonton Oilers' 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff run, the arena lights are orange instead of red, with the exception of the Rogers Place neon.
The arena building was initially estimated to cost $450 million. The City of Edmonton was to pay $125 million, the Katz Group of Companies was to contribute $100 million, and $125 million was to come from a user-paid facility fee. The remaining money was expected to come from the province or federal agencies. Estimated cost then increased substantially during continued discussions to a current estimated price of $480 million for the arena, and $604.5 million for the entire project.
On October 26, 2011, the Edmonton City Council approved a funding framework for the arena by a vote of 10 to 3. A year later, however, with costs escalating and the Katz Group making increasing demands, the city passed a motion to end negotiations with the Katz Group and to seek out a new deal or find other options but would still be open to communicating with Daryl Katz for future talks.
On May 15, 2013, the Edmonton City Council passed a deal that saw the City of Edmonton, and Oilers owner Daryl Katz each put in more money to offset the $55 million shortfall needed to build the new downtown arena. Katz chipped in an additional $15 million through the Edmonton Arena Corporation and another $15 million came from the Community Revitalization Levy (CRL). On December 3, 2013, Rogers Communications announced a 10-year naming rights deal for the new arena, henceforth known as Rogers Place. Rogers Place is one of four Rogers-branded sporting facilities in Canada, alongside Rogers Centre in Toronto, Rogers K-Rock Centre in Kingston, and Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
The arena was funded by the following sources:
- $279 million from the Community Revitalization Levy (CRL) and other incremental revenues (increased parking revenue, reallocation of existing subsidy paid to Northlands and new taxes from business in the arena)
- $125 million from ticket surcharge on all events in the new arena
- $137.81 million from lease revenue for the Arena
- $23.68 million in cash from Edmonton Arena Corporation
- $25 million from other government sources
A new agreement was reached on January 23, 2013 between the two parties on moving forward with the arena. On February 11, 2014, it was announced that the project was completely funded, and would go ahead. Construction of the new arena broke ground in March 2014.
Rogers Place officially opened on September 8, 2016.
Real estate impact
As of December 8, 2014, $2.5 billion in downtown development has been directly connected to Rogers Place. In March 2014 Brad J. Lamb announced $225 million of investment planned to build two new condo towers. The towers are directly correlated to the arena going ahead. In addition to Brad Lamb's proposed condos, in early 2015, preliminary drawings were released to the public showing development of three residential towers between 103 Avenue and 104 Avenue on 106th Street to be developed by an Ontario real estate development company. These towers would accommodate approximately 1,300 dwellings.
Rogers Place is estimated to increase the value of real estate within a 1.6 kilometre (1 mile) radius by hundreds of millions of dollars, according to University of Alberta economist Brad Humphreys. The Edmonton Arena District is the fastest growing arena district in the history of similar mega-projects 
Rogers Place was tied to a "hospitality explosion" even before ground was broken as operators were setting up their operations in anticipation of the new arena. In early 2014 there were far fewer options to lease or purchase as competition mounted.
On July 13, 2015, it was announced that the area of the city surrounding the arena from 101 and 104 Street to 103 and 106 Avenue would be referred to as Ice District, a name created by Daryl Katz, owner of the Edmonton Oilers. The name was discussed by stakeholders, partners, and vetted by focus groups.
|November 30, 2016||Amy Schumer||Amy Schumer Tour|
|December 22–26, 2016||Cirque du Soleil||Toruk - The First Flight|
|January 13–14, 2017||Toronto Blue Jays||7th Annual Winter Tour|
|May 13, 2017||Stars on Ice||2017 Stars on Ice Tour|
|November 8, 2016||2016 CHL Canada/Russia Series - WHL All-Stars vs. Russia Selects|
|November 9–11, 2017||PBR Global Cup|
|Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament|
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