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Edmonton Oil Kings sell out first regular season home game at Rogers Place

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WATCH ABOVE: When the puck drops at the Edmonton Oil Kings' first hockey game at Rogers Place, it will be in front of a sold out crowd. As Quinn Phillips explains, it's the first time in the franchise's modern-day history that's it's sold out its own arena – Sep 15, 2016

Rogers Place will be a packed house for the Edmonton Oil Kings first regular season game at the new downtown arena as the franchise has announced it’s sold out.

The Sept. 24 game against the Red Deer Rebels marks the first time the Oil Kings have sold out a contest in modern franchise history.

“The inaugural season at Rogers Place will be marked with many milestones and firsts for the organization, and to have the Oil Kings as the first sellout is an amazing accomplishment,” Kevin Lowe, Oil Kings governor and OEG vice chair, said.

There were 18,102 tickets sold which breaks the previous high of 16,651 on March 10, 2012 at Rexall Place.

“We have said from day one that Oilers Entertainment Group and Rogers Place will be the epicentre of ‘I Remember Moments’ in sports and entertainment,” OEG CEO and vice chair Bob Nicholson said. “This is yet another one of those moments and it’s fitting that the Oil Kings are the first game to sellout.”

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There are still tickets available for the Oil Kings second home game Oct. 7 against the Kelowna Rockets.