Rexall Place

  • Edmonton Oilers (NHL, 1974 )
  • Edmonton Rush ( NLL, since 2006)
  • Edmonton Oil Kings ( WHL, since 2007)
  • Edmonton Drillers ( NASL, 1980-1982 )
  • Edmonton Drillers ( NPSL, 1996-2000 )
  • Edmonton Drillers ( CMISL, 2007)
  • Edmonton Road Runners ( AHL, 2004-2005)
  • Edmonton Skyhawks ( NBL, 1993-1994)
  • Commonwealth Games 1978 ( Gymnastics )
  • Canada Cup 1981
  • Summer Universiade 1983
  • Canada Cup 1984
  • NHL All-Star Game in 1989
  • Ice Hockey World Championship of A-Juniors 1995
  • Preseason games of the Toronto Raptors 1999 and 2008
  • Labatt Brier 1999
  • WWE Backlash 2004
  • Tim Hortons Brier 2005
  • Curling World Cup 2007
  • CHL Top Prospects Game 2008
  • NLL All-Star Game 2008
  • Canadian Curling Olympic excretion 2009
  • Ice Hockey World Championship U20 juniors 2012
  • Tim Hortons Brier 2013

The Rexall Place is an indoor arena in Edmonton, Canada, Alberta.


The arena was opened in 1974 as the Northlands Coliseum, and the Oilers moved from Edmonton Gardens in the new hall. Since the middle of the NHL season 2003/ 04 she is wearing her current name. The official capacity for hockey games is 16,839, slightly less than the 17,100 seats before the season 2003/04. The arena, which is based on the eponymous pharmaceutical companies, which in 2003 secured the naming rights to the arena, named, offers 66 luxury suites.

Before the arena there is a bronze statue depicting the Canadian exceptional player Wayne Gretzky and the Oilers have built in honor of their former captain.


The hall is home to the NHL clubs in the Edmonton Oilers and the Edmonton Rush National Lacrosse League from ( NLL ). At the beginning of the 2007/08 season also attracted the Edmonton Oil Kings, a team from the Canadian junior Western Hockey League, which is part of the Oilers, in the hall one.

In addition to regular league play, the event hall was also one of the venues of the Commonwealth Games 1978 and the Summer Universiade in 1983. Moreover, other events such as wrestling, rodeo or conferences at Rexall Place will be held.

In addition, the arena is often the venue for concerts.


  • Yes, 1984 ( seen on 9012Live: The Solos )
  • Our Lady Peace, 2003 ( live recording on the album Live)
  • The Who, 2006


  • The ice at Rexall Place is considered the highest quality in the entire NHL.
  • Although only 16,839 people can find a place in Rexall Place, the 2005/06 season against the San Jose Sharks and the Carolina Hurricanes a sound level of 114 decibels measured during the play-off games.
  • During those same playoffs only sang the audience, the two national anthems O Canada ( Canada ) and The Star- Spangled Banner (USA). Edmonton's anthem singer Paul Lorieau only agreed at the first home game at the first notes of the Canadian national anthem.
  • During the playoff meetings between the Oilers and the Detroit Red Wings fans of the home team threw a piece of local beef on the ice, an allusion to the custom of the Red Wings fans, the playoffs while throwing an octopus onto the field.
  • Rexall Place is the only NHL arena in which the players' benches are on the same side as the stadium press box, which has the consequence that the television pictures show the back of the bench players.
  • Rexall Place is the oldest venue in the NHL Western Conference and the third oldest in the entire league.


The days of Rexall Place as the venue for the Oilers are numbered. After years of negotiations, the city and the Edmonton Oilers agreed in February 2014 to build a new multi-purpose arena named Rogers Place. After starting work in early March 2014 the new home to be completed in September 2016.


Bronze statue of | Wayne Gretzky before the Arena

The hall during the Tim Hortons Brier 2005

Lacrosse game between Edmonton Rush vs. Toronto rock in February 2010