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Numbers connected to Edmonton’s Rogers Place construction will blow your mind

A shot of the ice surface at Rogers Place.
A shot of the ice surface at Rogers Place. Credit: Jeff Nash / Edmonton Oilers

After two-and-a-half years, the construction of Rogers Place is nearly complete as crews put the final touches on the new downtown arena. Next weekend, thousands of people will get a firsthand view of the facility during a free tour.

The project’s completion has required thousands of workers, an enormous amount of material and hundreds of millions of dollars.

READ MORE: Ice Ice Baby: Rogers Place reaches another milestone

Here’s a rundown of the numbers it’s taken to make the project a reality:

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Graphic by Tonia Huynh

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Graphic by Tonia Huynh

READ MORE: Parking downtown Edmonton just got more expensive on Rogers Place event nights

There are 12,000 parking stalls within a 10-minute walk of Rogers Place and there will be seven LRT stops within walking distance once the Valley Line is completed.

The lines being painted at Rogers Place.
The lines being painted at Rogers Place. Credit: Jeff Nash / Edmonton Oilers
Behind the net at Rogers Place.
Behind the net at Rogers Place. Credit: Jeff Nash / Edmonton Oilers
Centre ice is painted at Rogers Place.
Centre ice is painted at Rogers Place. Credit: Jeff Nash / Edmonton Oilers
A closer shot of the red line in Rogers Place.
A closer shot of the red line in Rogers Place. Credit: Jeff Nash / Edmonton Oilers
A shot of the ice surface at Rogers Place.
A shot of the ice surface at Rogers Place. Credit: Jeff Nash / Edmonton Oilers