October 12, 2016 8:51 pm
Updated: October 13, 2016 12:49 am

How much will it cost a family of 4 to see an Edmonton Oilers game at Rogers Place?

WATCH ABOVE: How much will it cost a family of four to see an Edmonton Oilers game at Rogers Place? Laurel Gregory breaks it down.

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The Edmonton Oilers open the 2016 NHL season Wednesday night in a Battle of Alberta against the Calgary Flames at the brand new Rogers Place.

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While Wednesday night’s game was sold out, there were some tickets still available earlier in the day on ticket re-sale sites, ranging anywhere from $200 a seat in the upper bowl to $1,000 per ticket in the lower bowl. And that’s just the price of a ticket. That doesn’t include the cost of food and drinks.

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So how much will it cost a family of four to see an Edmonton Oilers game at Rogers Place? Here’s a breakdown.

Four seats together in Section 207 of Rogers Place for the Oilers game this coming Sunday will cost $136 per seat, for a total of $544.

With 18,000 parking stalls within a 10-minute walk of Rogers Place, according to the city, there are a few options for those who choose to drive downtown.

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Drivers lucky enough to find street parking will pay $3.50 an hour, for a total of about $14 for the game. The library parkade downtown charges a maximum of $11 and the maximum charge at the city hall parkade is $16.

Using Panda Parking, drivers can reserve a spot at an Impark lot for anywhere from $11 and $31, depending on the location. A parking spot less than one kilometre away from Rogers Place will set drivers back about $21, so let’s use that figure for the sake of this experiment.

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Once hockey fans make their way into Rogers Place, they’ll likely want something to eat. At $5.25 each, the cost of four hot dogs will cost $21. Four pops will run a family of four $22 and one bag of popcorn will add another $5.75 to the bill. That’s $48.75 for food.

Add it all together, and a trip to see the Edmonton Oilers play will cost a family of four about $613.75. That’s without beer, merchandise or a 50/50 ticket.

Watch below: Wednesday was a big day in oil country, as the Edmonton Oilers announced Wayne Gretzky would be rejoining the organization. Here’s a look back at the events of the day, including interviews with other former Oilers.

With files from Laurel Gregory, Global News.

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