Thursday, December 2, 2010

Rexall Place Edmonton

Rexall Place is an indoor arena in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It is located on the north side of Northlands. Currently, it is the home to the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League, the Edmonton Rush of the National Lacrosse League and the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL. It has been consistently renovated to keep the facilities up to date, although it is one of the oldest arenas in the NHL.

The final capacity in Rexall Place for hockey is currently 16,839, which is slightly less than the 17,100 the arena held before the 2001–02 NHL season.When Rexall was first opened, the capacity was 15,423. The capacity later increased to 17,353 after the Oilers joined the NHL by adding an extra tier of seating on the side opposite of the pressbox. This was increased to 17,503 in 1984. The arena underwent an extensive renovation in 1994 in which the seating capacity was reduced to make way for fifty-two luxury suites. Fifteen more suites were added in 2001. The arena can also be noisy, as noise levels have reached 119 during playoff games.

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