Why is it called Rogers Place?

On December 3, 2013, Rogers Communications announced a 10-year naming rights deal for the new arena, henceforth known as Rogers Place. Rogers Place is one of three Rogers-branded sporting facilities in Canada (and one of two in the NHL), alongside Rogers Centre in Toronto and Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

What is Rogers Place used for?

Rogers Place is a multi-use indoor arena located in downtown. It is mainly used for ice hockey and as the home of the Edmonton Oilers hockey franchise but is also a venue for concerts, sports and other events. The Oilers Entertainment Group took over the operation of the Rogers Place building in September 2016.

Who is Rogers Place named after?

Rogers takes over the Arena naming rights from General Motors of Canada Limited (General Motors) which had been the naming rights partner since the Arena opened in 1995.

Who built GM Place?

Rogers Arena

Former names General Motors Place (1995–2010) Canada Hockey Place (February 2010)
Construction cost C$160 million
Architect Brisbin, Brook and Beynon
Structural engineer Stuart Olson Dominion
Services engineer The Mitchell Partnership Inc.

How many seats are in Rogers Centre?

53,506 Rogers Centre / Capacity

Which NHL arena has the largest capacity?

Bell Centre Most of the largest arenas are home to professional teams, mainly from the National Hockey League (NHL). Arenas by capacity.

Rank 1
Arena Bell Centre
Capacity (Seating capacity only) 21,302
City Montreal
Home Team(s) (League, Dates) Montreal Canadiens (NHL) (1996–present)

When did Rogers Place open?

September 8, 2016 Rogers Place / Opened

What is DRL at Rogers Place?

Fans can find these seats by looking for tickets in row DRL. Each drink rail seat is exactly as it sounds – seat set up against a ledge large enough for a beer, your phone and small snacks.

How old is GM Place?

27 Rogers Arena / Age (c. 1995)

What teams play at Rogers Place?

Rogers Place/Teams

How did Aquilini make his money?

Founder Luigi Aquilini emigrated in 1953 from Travagliato, Italy to create a life for his family on Canada’s West Coast in Vancouver. He started his own construction company and over the following decades, began building quality homes in Vancouver, Ontario and Quebec.

What family owns the Canucks?

Vancouver Canucks and Rogers Arena On November 17, 2004, Aquilini purchased a 50% share in Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment (the owners of both the Canucks franchise and Rogers Arena) from John McCaw, Jr. On November 8, 2006, Aquilini purchased the remaining 50% of the Vancouver Canucks and Rogers Arena.

How tall is Rogers Place?

The actual arena, when complete, will be 819,200 sq. feet, 43 metres tall with 182,000 sq. feet of underground parking space.

Where do the Edmonton Oil Kings play?

Rogers Place Edmonton Oil Kings / Arena/Stadium

How tall is Rogers Edmonton?

746 feet high The 746 feet high (224 metres) tower, which will host 26 storeys of offices and close to 320 residential units, will be one of the largest mixed use buildings in Western Canada. Construction will begin this fall and the building is scheduled to open in summer 2018.