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Rexall Place, Edmonton
(2.6/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
Rexall Place is an indoor arena located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, situated on the north side of Northlands. It is currently the home to the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL), and the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League (WHL). The arena opened in 1974 as Northlands Coliseum and was later known as Edmonton Coliseum and Skyreach Centre. It is the second oldest NHL arena behind Madison Square Garden, which opened in 1968.HistoryWhen the arena opened on November 10, 1974, it was known as Northlands Coliseum to house the World Hockey Association Oilers, named after the nonprofit organization that still owns the arena today. 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. The Katz Group now owns the Oilers and the Oil Kings through a subsidiary.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 were 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. The arena was one of the venues for the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.
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  • Currently in limbo while a decision is being made about what to do with the building.. Several proposals being considered 
  • its usually concerts that gets us up to edmonton to this venue, we have yet to make the trip to watch a sporting event there. For the shows we attend it seems like its decent, there are certainly no b...  more »
  • Rexall might be an older arena but at least you can find your way around, afford a seat with a view and can eat without breaking the bank. The New Arena is big but Section 200's is equal to the 300's ...  more »
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  • Attending the CFR it is a great time. The only thing that I didn't like was the leg room. But that's old news for a place that's been around as long as rexall place. Glad to hear they are keeping the CFR in Edmonton for next year. The Rodeo is a blast best show ever:-)
  • Clueless staff. Hilarious security pretends to search your belongingsvefire entry, but in reality you could smuggle a canoe in and they wouldn't notice. On-site parking costs $5 million dollars per vehicle. Off-site parking involves navigation of Deadmonton's worst neighborhood on foot. Sold us tickets to a section that was closed for Demi Lovato (who sucked btw). The implosion of this ramshackle dump can't happen soon enough.
  • Old coliseum, with small uncomfortable seats! Pros: Home of several Dynasties of Hockey Just "OK" place to watch Ice Hockey or Concert in the City Public Transport Accesible, (Train or BUS) Cons: Small seat, I am not tall just 5'6 but and I find the seat very uncomfotable. They could do better than that Total Damage: $75-200 *depends on the event Experience: I have watched my first hockey game and Oiler's performance is very disappointing. The arena itself could be better, they need to upgrade it They should also have better nets that protect the audience because when I was there a guy was hit buy a puck unconscious and bleeding! Wow, I did not expect that in hockey, in that case they should have given people helmets. lol Will I go back? : Yes, if and if only the tickets will go down (hockey) which is lesslikely to happen. Or one of my favorite band is going to play in the venue
  • Standards decline so bad the last couple of years. They almost ruined the Tragically Hip concert with the terrible staff they had. For such a big event nobody should have to wait 45 mins for food or a beer. You also changed the way you serve liquor as well, such a joke. No double highballs or anything on the rocks. I have spent tens of thousands of dollars here on merchandise, concerts, beer, food, hockey games, other sporting events, etc...too many to list over the past 30 plus years. Then i have to wait 45 mins for a drink or wait 20 mins for someone to figure out what denomination of bill i am paying with. I am very glad i don't have to come here anymore and that Rogers Place will be what Rexall should have been. Not sad to see them go and will not support if they have any events until Rogers place opens. Every person i talked to said the same thing, it was a gong show. Bye Rexall and HELLO ROGERS PLACE!!!!!
  • Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato concert was great....also a great venue for hockey games...shame thats done with now...ON TO ROGERS PLACE!