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Rexall Place
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Rexall Place
Location 7424 118 Ave. N.W. Edmonton, Alberta T5B 4M9
Opened 1974
Owner City of Edmonton
Operator Northlands Park
Construction cost $19,400,000 CAD
Former names Northlands Coliseum (1974-1995)
Edmonton Coliseum (1995-1998)
Skyreach Centre (1998-2003) [1]
Tenants
Edmonton Oilers (NHL) (1974-present)
Edmonton Rush (NLL) (2006-present)
Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) (2007-present)
Edmonton Drillers (CMISL) (2007)
Edmonton Road Runners(Toronto Road Runners) (AHL) (2004-2005)
Edmonton Drillers (NPSL) (1996-2000)
Edmonton Skyhawks (NBL) (1993-1994)
Capacity
Hockey: 16,839
Concerts: approximately 13,000

Rexall Place is an indoor arena in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is situated on the north side of Northlands Park. It is home to the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League, the Edmonton Rush of the National Lacrosse League, and the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... Northlands Park is the Alberta A circuit horse racing track at Northlands in Edmonton, Alberta. ... “C$” redirects here. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... NHL redirects here. ... Edmonton Rush is a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League that started playing in the 2006 season. ... NLL redirects here. ... For the original Oil Kings franchises, see Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL). ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... On January 23rd, 2007, the formation of the Canadian Major Indoor Soccer League was announced along with that a series of exhibition games would take place in various markets to gauge interest. ... The Canadian Major Indoor Soccer League or CMISL is a professional indoor soccer league slated to begin full league play in November 2008. ... The Edmonton Road Runners were the American Hockey League affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers that began play in the 2003-04 season and suspended operations in 2005. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... // On August 23rd, 1996, at a hastily arranged press conference at Telus Field it was announced that Peter Pocklington has purchased the Chicago Power of the National Professional Soccer League and was moving them to Edmonton for the rapidly approaching 96/97 season. ... The National Professional Soccer League was a professional indoor soccer league in the USA. It started out as the American Indoor Soccer Association in 1984 but changed its name to the National Professional Soccer League in 1990. ... This league isnt to be confused with the National Basketball League of the 1930s and 1940s. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... A concert comprises a performance, usually involving some degree of formality, and particularly a performance featuring music. ... The following is a list of indoor arenas. ... For other places with the same name, see Edmonton (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Alberta (disambiguation). ... Northlands Park is the Alberta A circuit horse racing track at Northlands in Edmonton, Alberta. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... NHL redirects here. ... Edmonton Rush is a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League that started playing in the 2006 season. ... NLL redirects here. ... For the original Oil Kings franchises, see Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL). ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ...


When the arena was completed in 1974, it was known as Northlands Coliseum to house the World Hockey Association Oilers. Then it became the Edmonton Coliseum in 1995, and Skyreach Centre in 1998, before it changed to its current name during the middle of the 2003-04 NHL season when its naming rights were purchased by the Rexall medicine company, a subsidiary of Katz Group Canada. Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... World Hockey Association logo The World Hockey Association (French: Association Mondiale de Hockey) was a professional ice hockey league that operated in North America from 1972 to 1979. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The 2003-04 NHL season was the 87th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Naming rights are the right to name a piece of property, either tangible property or an event, usually granted in exchange for financial considerations. ... Rexall was the name of a chain of North American drug stores, as well as the name of their store-branded products. ... Katz Group of Companies operates over 1,800 pharmacies in Canada and the United States. ...

Rexall Place during the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals

The arena was used to host games in the 1981 and 1984 Canada Cup hockey tournaments, including Game 2 of the 1984 finals between Canada and Sweden. In the 1995 World Junior Championships, which where held in various cities and towns throughout Alberta, Edmonton Coliseum was the site of several games, including Canada's 6-3 victory over Finland on New Year's Day. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


The venue was the site of several Commonwealth Games sports in 1978, and part of Universiade (the World University Games) in 1983. Annual events include the Canadian Finals Rodeo and the Christian Conference, YC Alberta [2]. Current flag of the Commonwealth Games Federation Locations of the games, and participating countries Commonwealth Games Federation seal, adopted in 2001 The Commonwealth Games is a multinational, multi-sport event. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... The Universiade is an International multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). ... The Canadian Finals Rodeo is the national championships of Canadian rodeos. ... The logo for YC2006, which featured the theme Tell the World. ...

Contents

Seating capacity

The official capacity for hockey is currently 16,839, which is slightly less than the 17,100 the arena held before the 2001-02 NHL season. Some media sources still quote the old capacity even though the Oilers have never announced an attendance above 16,839 since the most recent changes. When it opened, the capacity was slightly more than 15,200, but it was increased to 17,353 after the Oilers joined the NHL by adding an extra tier of seating on the side opposite the pressbox. This was increased to 17,503 in 1984. The arena underwent an extensive renovation in 1994, in which 67 luxury suites were installed, reducing the capacity to 17,100.


Random Info

Wayne Gretzky's statue located outside the area
Wayne Gretzky's statue located outside the area
  • The ice quality at Rexall Place is regarded as one of the best in the National Hockey League. [3]
  • Rexall Place is also known for its boisterous and faithful fans. Even though the arena only seats 16,839 people, noise levels during playoff games have reached 114 dB.[4].
  • A large bronze statue of Canadian hockey icon and former Oilers Captain Wayne Gretzky is situated outside of Rexall Place.
  • During the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Oilers fans took to throwing a piece of Grade A Alberta Beef onto the ice. It was started during the 2006 Detroit Red Wings/Edmonton series as an answer to the Red Wings' tradition of throwing octopuses onto the ice.
  • Currently, it is the only NHL arena (and possibly, will be the last) in which the team benches are on the same side as the press boxes. As a result, unlike other venues in the league, the players are seated with their backs to the main TV cameras that cover the action on the ice rink.
  • At Rexall Place, the Oilers walk through a lounge on the lower concourse to get to their bench (this doesn't happen at any other NHL arena).

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Live Recordings

The following bands recorded live performances in the arena:

  • Yes filmed their 1984 concert film "9012Live: The Solos" at the arena.
  • Nickelback filmed their 2002 concert video "Live at Home" at the arena.
  • The Who recorded a live DVD in 2006 at the arena

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External links

Preceded by
Edmonton Gardens
19721974
Home of the
Edmonton Oilers
1974–present
Succeeded by
current

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Rexall Place (formerly known as the Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton Coliseum and Skyreach Centre) is an indoor arena in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
A large bronze statue of Canadian hockey icon and former Oilers Captain Wayne Gretzky is situated outside of Rexall Place.
On October 15, 2004, Rexall Place also became home to the Edmonton Roadrunners, Edmonton's new American Hockey League team.
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