About Rogers Place
In Edmonton, Alberta, Canada you’ll find the home of both the NHL’s Oilers and the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL - Rogers Place. This venue is a multi-purpose arena that hosts hockey games, as well as concerts and wrestling matches.
The History of Rogers Place
Rogers Place opened its doors in 2016 with the capacity to host 18,500 fans for hockey games. However, the arena can accommodate up to 20,734 for concerts and other events. Rogers Place was built to replace the Northlands Coliseum which opened back in 1974. It was at Rogers Place that the Edmonton Oil Kings took on the Red Deer Rebels as the first game to ever be played at the stadium. Before the game, a statue of Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier was unveiled which is today situated outside the arena as a tribute to the great hockey players of the NHL.
At Rogers Place, fans can attend pro hockey games as well as WHL’s events. Many famous singers have performed at Rogers Place including Elton John, the Who, Fleetwood Mac, Ghost and others.
What’s so special about Rogers Place?
At Rogers Place, you will find the largest true high-definition scoreboard in all the NHL. The venue has 1,200 television screens so fans can never miss a moment no matter where they are seated. Another thing that makes Rogers Place so special is the full-service restaurant and the countless kiosks selling food and beverages throughout the stadium.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Rogers Place located?
Rogers Place is located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
What kind of events does Rogers Place host?
Rogers Place events are not to be missed! With regular basketball games, hockey matches, and many many concerts to attend, there’s something for everyone.
Which team is playing at Rogers Place?
Rogers Place is the home of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers and the WHL's Edmonton Oil Kings.
Where can I park for free at Rogers Place?
With only 250 spaces in the parkade underneath the arena, visitors are sent to the streets to find a space to leave their car. But, Rogers Place has teamed up with Parking Panda to provide a solution to fans looking for parking. Their website showcases the available parking locations and prices in the area. In general, prices range from $11 to $25. We suggest you park in a lot, as street parking is restricted, and it’s fairly likely you’ll get fined. But, if you do attempt to find metered street parking then be sure to keep a close eye on the signs.
What is the seating capacity of Rogers Place?
Rogers Place concerts can seat 20,734 fans, but this number is reduced to 19,500 for sporting events.
Who owns Rogers Place?
Rogers Place is owned by the City of Edmonton.
How do I get to Rogers Place using public transport?
Fans wishing to avoid the hassle of parking at Rogers Place events can use the city’s public transportation options. There are over 40-weekday bus routes that will drop you off by the venue, some being 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 15, 57, 100, 151. Also, there are 5 Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations within walking distance of the arena. Those LRT stops include Bay/Enterprise Square, Churchill, Central, MacEwan, and Corona.