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Rexall Place, Edmonton

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Northlands Coliseum, or simply the Coliseum, is an indoor arena located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, situated on the north side of Northlands. It was 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, and was later known as Edmonton Coliseum, Skyreach Centre, and Rexall Place.The arena hosted the 1981 and 1984 Canada Cup hockey tournaments, the 1978 Commonwealth Games, seven Stanley Cup finals (Oilers loss in 1983; Oilers victories in 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988 and 1990; and Oilers loss in 2006), many other hockey events, along with other sporting events and major concerts.The final NHL game was played at Rexall Place on April 6, 2016. Northlands Coliseum is expected to continue operating as a concert venue and then as a venue for minor-league sports.HistoryHousing the World Hockey Association Oilers, Northlands Coliseum opened on November 10, 1974, 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 changing to Rexall Place on November 20, 2003, when its naming rights were purchased by the Rexall medicine company, a subsidiary of Katz Group Canada. The Katz Group later purchased the Oilers and the Oil Kings. When the naming rights expired on August 31, 2016, the name reverted back to Northlands Coliseum.
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  • Not a bad seat in the house. First class venue for the Oilers.. Great location for pre and post game gatherings  more »
  • Great venue for concerts and sports events, but the parking prices at Rexall and Northlands are ridiculous! $20 on top of the jacked up prices for food and beverage and not enough bathrooms!  more »
  • Great to be in a new facility that houses the Edmonton Oilers hockey franchise. The excitement is palpable especially during playoff season. Easy to get to downtown, bus, cab, rapid transit is recomme...  more »