The decision was made to close the Pedestrian Access Portal leading from Ford Hall to 103 Ave and 103 St upon the conclusion of the Dolly Parton concert tonight due to potential slip hazard concerns after experiencing heavy rain during the concert. An alternative exit plan utilizing the four internal stairwells was implemented, with significant staff deployment to support guests exiting the building.
We sincerely apologize to our guests for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused. The safety of our guests is our number one priority and we are diligently working to avoid a reoccurrence of this issue.
Note: The Pedestrian Access Portal is an open air passageway that connects the terminus of Ford Hall at Rogers Place to 103 Ave and 103 St, to provide a passage for our guests as they cross the ICE District construction site through the Stantec Tower podium structure. The Pedestrian Access Portal is designed to accommodate the anticipated volume of pedestrian activity generated by Rogers Place spectators.
Entry & Exit Points into Rogers Place are as follows: