Talk:Northlands Coliseum

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I seem to recall Michael W. Smith filming his live concert dvd at one of the YC things. Maybe someone cn confirm this and psot?

That is a very poor picture in the article. The lighting is terrible. Someone get a good one! --Insomniak 15:01, 14 August 2005 (UTC)

Only one I have. Feel free to go and take another. Glenlarson 23:46, 14 August 2005 (UTC)

Try brightening it.

Trivia section[edit]

Just so everyone is clear on it, the plural form is OCTOPUSES, not OCTOPI. So there... JesperLærke 13:27, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

The entire trivia section has been plagiarized from citation #4, so keep this in consideration when using information from it.Alexanderovechkinfan (talk) 19:13, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

Ice quality[edit]

"The ice at Rexall Place is often regarded as the best in the National Hockey League, next to Montreal's Bell Centre and St Louis's Scottrade Center."

The part about Montreal's Bell Centre and St. Louis' Scottrade Center is unsubstatiated. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 2006-11-08T19:40:24

This part should probably read "one of the best", as there are other buildings with highly regarded ice. Saying that Rexall is often regarded as the best is a little unsubstantiated.-- 09:21, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Hockey/Sports focus[edit]

Can we also get this article away from an almost pure sports focus. It's used for a lot more than just hockey and lacrosse games. For example, rock concerts. Last year I went to see Cirque du Soliel there. A live Dora the Explorer production was originally scheduled for Rexall in 2006 until the Oilers went to the Stanley Cup.

Johntwrl 05:35, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

I'm not quite sure how you would do that. Rexall Place, like most arenas, was built specifically for sports. The arena's history will be inexplicably tied to the Oilers, and the other sporting teams that play there. A list of one-off events would make for a ridiculously long list. Resolute 05:45, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Pacific Coliseum Twin[edit]

Word on the street is that Northlands Coliseum used the same design drawings as Pacific Coliseum. I have gone into each building and the similarities are striking. Can anyone find something that confirms this? It would be a nice little "fun fact." —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:25, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

Is it really the word on the street? Anyway, yes, at the time Northlands opened it was almost an exact carbon copy of the Coliseum in Vancouver (which opened 7 years earlier). Subsequent renovations to each arena has made them a bit different from each other now, but they're still quite similar. (talk) 19:07, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Statue history[edit]

I recently created an artictle about the sculptor that created the statue. I may have wrong info as to who owned what when it was erected. Please fix any errors I have made, and/or contact my talk page for assist on where I have erred. The info I have seems to agree that the city paid for the statue. Is the statue worthy of its own article? Canoe1967 (talk) 10:12, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Original Name[edit]

The article says "When the arena opened on November 10, 1974, it was known as Northlands Coliseum". I'm 100% certain this is incorrect. I was a young boy at the time, but it was originally the Edmonton Coliseum, THEN became Northlands Coliseum years later, and since then has had several other names. Normally, I'd change the article myself, but I can't find a reference to prove it. I've found a couple other articles that at first seem to confirm that Northlands Coliseum was the original name, but it turns out they just got their information from this Wikipedia article. Anyone? Greg Salter (talk) 07:45, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

This isn't definitive, but Sun Media indicates it was "Northlands Coliseum" at the start. It is possible it was just known as "Edmonton Coliseum" at the start, but it is also possible that that was just a pre-construction placeholder - much the same way that the Saddledome in Calgary was called the "Olympic Coliseum" during the pitch phase, though that was never the building's actual name. Resolute 13:55, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
The thing is... "Northlands" wasn't even called Northlands back in 1974. It was the Edmonton Exhibition Association back then. Greg Salter (talk) 16:09, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
Oh, you'll like this: I checked the Edmonton Journal from the day after the arena opened: "Edmonton Coliseum". Resolute 17:21, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
I should also add, I have an old WHA book from the mid 70s that was essentially a media guide at home. I'll try to remember to check on what it called the arena later. Resolute 17:23, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

Rexall removal[edit]

@Rowanlovescars: do you have a reference for "Edmonton Coliseum"? From what I'm seeing on the Northlands Facebook page it is sometimes refered to as "Northlands Coliseum". But on ticketmaster and other sites it is still Rexall Place. 117Avenue (talk) 01:52, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

@117Avenue and Rowanlovescars: Ticketmaster now lists Northlands Coliseum (formerly known as Rexall Place) seveal news articals as well [1], [2] Cheers - Kyle1278 (talk) 08:42, 5 September 2016 (UTC)
The Northlands website has also been updated to say Northlands Coliseum. I'd say the name change is now official. Shall we move the article? 117Avenue (talk) 02:14, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
I agree with editor 117Avenue time to move the article. Cheers - Kyle1278 (talk) 18:53, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

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Construction Costs Misleading[edit]

When reviewing the article submitted as the source for the Construction Cost: $17.3 million:

  • The numbers used as "Construction Cost" in the wiki article are actually referred to as "Arena Financing" (by governments) in the Edmonton Journal article;
  • The article focus is upgrades to the arena not construction;
  • There is no source to fact check where the 30 year old construction numbers come from (government publication or another article with an attributing quote?)

Damn Baggins (talk) 19:33, 26 March 2018 (UTC)