The public is invited to tour through the new Rogers Place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2016. The open house comes before any concerts or games, and gives people an opportunity to see the public areas of Edmonton’s newest arena.
“So much effort has gone into making sure every detail gives people the best experience possible, and this is a great opportunity to get an up-close and personal look at our city’s new arena,” says Rick Daviss of the City of Edmonton. “This is the start of a new day for our Downtown and we are really excited to share the upsurge in energy that Rogers Place will bring.”
“On behalf of the entire Rogers Place team, we are thrilled to welcome the public to the building for the first time,” said Susan Darrington, General Manager of Rogers Place. “This open house will be the first of many ‘I Remember Moments’ that our community will be celebrating for decades to come and we hope to create an amazing experience for all.”
Among the highlights of the tour will be seeing the Ford Hall artwork by world-renowned Indigenous artist Alex Janvier, the NHL’s largest true high-definition scoreboard, and the bright, wide concourses offering an impressive array of food and beverage options.
Tickets to the open house will be released to the public on August 29. Tickets are free and the public will be required to book a scheduled arrival/entrance slot between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.. This will allow organizers to space out crowds and give the tens of thousands of interested people the opportunity to attend.
Event information, including how to get to the openhouse, and links to secure tickets will be released on edmonton.ca/rogersplace on August 29.
Guests will receive a souvenir booklet that will provide maps for their self-guided tour of Rogers Place, which will take between 60 to 90 minutes.