Opened: November 10, 1974
Capacity: 16,839 seats
7424 118 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5B 4M9
Hockey is king in Canada, and the Edmonton Oilers
franchise has been a large part of maintaining Pro Hockey's hold
on this North American country. The Oilers have one of the
finest traditions in the NHL, and their fans are recognized
throughout the National Hockey League as some of its best.
With the immense popularity of the sport in the area, it's only
fitting that a suitable building be erected that's capable of
housing fan enthusiasm on a nightly basis. Built in 1974, Rexall Place,
home of the Edmonton Oilers, is one of the NHL's classic pro
venues, housing their storied history of Stanley Cup success.
It's a great location to see some world class, exciting NHL hockey,
while not breaking the bank trying to attend one of these rousing contests.
Located three-to-four miles from downtown Edmonton, Rexall Place stands as a testament to the great hockey that has been played throughout Oilers history. If you're searching for the perfect way to arrive at the arena, there are plenty of highways that will lead you to the front steps of Rexall Place. The light rail transit system
also offers a great opportunity to take full advantage of the
inexpensive public transportation that can be found in and around the city of Edmonton. Don't be concerned about having to park outside the vicinity of the arena either, because there are plenty of parking spots around the building that make it simple and pain free to leave your vehicle in a safe location.
Setting foot inside the main bowl of Rexall Place, you'll
immediately find that you're right on top of all the on-ice action no matter
what seat you occupy. One of the biggest and brightest scoreboards in the league hangs from the ceiling of the building and provides a great view of video montages and replays throughout the course of the game.
At some point before or during the game, vistors to Rexall Place
will need to find a restaurant or concession stand to satisfy
their hunger and Rexall Place has you covered in this area as well. Located in the Sky Box is the All-Star Cafe, which has an all-encompassing menu that will provides
NHL hockey fans with many different options for their nightly meal. There are also many different concession stands throughout Rexall Place, so
fans will never go hungry taking in an Edmonton Oilers game.
Dadeo New Orleans Diner is just one of the many restaurants that
can be found throughout the city of Edmonton that serves some of
your favorite dishes for a fair price. Dadeo New Orleans
specializes in Southern Soul Food that normally could be found
on Bourbon St. However, this eatery adds their own special touch
to the dishes to make it a truly unique experience. For a
postgame meal, visit Piccolino Bistro for some of the best
Italian food that can be found in the city of Edmonton. With
outstanding service and phenomenal value, Piccolino Bistro
should definitely be at the top of your list for restaurants to
visit during a trip to see the Edmonton Oilers.
The nightlife in the city of Edmonton is also very fun and
exciting, and there are many options available throughout town.
Fluid Lounge on Jasper Avenue is the premier night club in
Edmonton, and it continues to bring in both visitors and locals
to make up its nightly audience. This is one of the more
intimate dance halls that can be found, but the music is loud
and the drinks are superb, so don't worry about getting your
money's worth from Fluid. Gateway Boulevard is home to Canada's
#1 country music night club, Cook County Saloon, that features a
wide array of different dances and contests that can be either
entered or observed. Inside this building, there is no limit to
the amount of fun that can be had. Cook County Saloon is very
popular amongst the local Edmonton crowd, and it will make
country music fans happy that they found such a fun place to
Points of interest can also be explored while within in the city
limits, look no further than Edmonton and District Historical
Society. This provides an inside look into Edmonton's history
and how the city evolved over time. There are many different
exhibits and locations to visit in the District Historical
Society, so it is important that visitors do not limit
themselves to visiting just one section of the site. While in
Edmonton, also visit Sir Winston Churchill Square. It is located
in the heart of downtown Edmonton, and it is the location for
most of the festivals and events that take place in the city.
Various points of interest exist within Sir Winston Churchill
Square, and it provides great value for your time.
Edmonton's hockey legacy was built on the backs of Wayne Gretzky
along with all of the Stanley Cup Championship teams that have
been able to bring the trophy to the city of Edmonton. With
Rexall Place now being the home venue for the Oilers, there is
nothing stopping this franchise from rising to the pinnacle of
professional hockey once again. When on your own Frozen Pond
Pilgrimage, don't forget to leave plenty of time to visit Rexall
Place and the surrounding Edmonton area.
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