By Kelli Gustafson – RogersPlace.com
Can’t wait for that first puck to drop, to taste the signature Bobby Nick’s Burger, watch your favourite singer rock the stage or simply wander through the incredible, architecturally stunning concourses that make Rogers Place so unique? We can assure you, you’re not alone. But first thing’s first — getting here.
Whether you bike, walk, drive or take Edmonton Transit, RogersPlace.com/getting-to-rogers-place should be your first stop before arriving at Rogers Place. To ease traffic and ensure every fan’s experience arriving at the arena is as seamless as possible, Rogers Place staff highly encourage all guests to plan ahead before arriving downtown. By reserving parking online (see below “PARKING”) or knowing exactly where to enter through the Pedestrian Portal, you can help reduce congestion, making the most out of your visit to Rogers Place.
The main entrance into Rogers Place is located through the Pedestrian Portal at 103 Ave and 103 St. This portal will lead guests directly into the Ford Hall entrance, where you will then take the escalators, stairs or elevators up into Ford Hall. Stretching overtop 104 Ave, Ford Hall alleviates pedestrian traffic from crossing 104 Ave, and provides a gathering area for guests to meet before entering through the ticket line and on to the main concourse. This is where guests can also find the Rogers Place Box Office. Additional access is also available through the MacEwan Station and the southeast entrance on 104 Ave*.
With extra trains operating during games and major events, the LRT is a quick and convenient option for getting to Rogers Place. It is recommended that guests arriving at Rogers Place via the LRT take the Capital Line to Bay/Enterprise Square Station. With more frequent trains operating, this is one of the fastest options — and just a few short blocks away from the Pedestrian Portal!
Nearby LRT stops also include Churchill, Central, MacEwan and Corona. For those taking a bus, there are over 40 bus routes within a short walking distance to the arena.
PICK-UP / DROP-OFF
For those being dropped-off or picked-up at Rogers Place, there are general public drop-off and pick-up locations designated along 105 Ave (west of 105 St) and 104 Ave (west of 106 St).
Teaming up with Reef Events, guests planning to drive to Rogers Place are able to reserve parking online for games and events. Visit Getting to Rogers Place for more information and to reserve parking today!
Designed to be the first NHL facility in Canada to be LEED-silver certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), Rogers Place encourages sustainable transportation options. 35 bike racks — accommodating up to 70 bikes — can be found on the north side of Rogers Place near MacEwan Station. Additional bike racks can be found in adjacent areas around downtown.
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACCESS
Rogers Place has specified drop-off and pick-up along 104 Ave (west of 102 St) for DATS (Disabled Adult Transit Service), and those dropping off passengers with an Accessible Parking Permit.
Follow signage indicating where to line up to catch a taxi post-event on the west side of 104 St (south of 104 Ave).