April 22, 2014 3:53 pm

More details emerge about Edmonton’s downtown arena

EDMONTON – The ground has been broken and construction has begun on Rogers Place, and Tuesday, Edmontonians got a closer look at progress on the downtown project.

Drawings from the Edmonton Arena Corporation show more detail of the building, which will include 18,641 seats for spectators, 56 suites, and other premium seat options.


On Tuesday, Rogers Place “Live View” was launched.

“Live View” shows photos of the arena site from a construction camera which are updated every few seconds to provide a real-time look at the progress.

In December, Rogers Place joined Twitter, and in January, an official Facebook page was created.   There is also a website with more information on the arena

(Watch Above: A simulation of a flyover the Edmonton Arena District via Rogers Place)

The new arena is scheduled to open in time for the 2016 NHL season.

Rogers Place will be the future home of the Edmonton Oilers and the Edmonton Oil Kings. It will also be a venue for concerts and other performances.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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