Last week during a photo flight over the city of Edmonton we had the opportunity to get a great look at the new Rogers Place arena under construction on the north side of the downtown core.  The $480 million dollar arena is slated to be ready for the opening of the 2016-17 NHL season, and once complete it will replace Rexall Place as the home of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers.

 

The surrounding area, named the EAD or Edmonton Arena District, is slated to become a major construction area over the coming years with proposals for up to 7 high-rise towers, a casino, hotel and accompanying entertainment district.  We’re looking forward to seeing the changes the development brings over the coming years from our unique aerial perspective.

 

These photos show the first year of the arena’s development with the first 800,000 pound roof truss just put in place a day before our flight.

 

Aerial view of the Edmonton city skyline with Rogers Place arena under construction in the background.

Aerial view of the new Rogers Place arena being constructed in downtown Edmonton, Alberta.

Aerial view of the new Rogers Place arena being constructed in downtown Edmonton, Alberta.

Aerial view of the new Rogers Place arena being constructed in downtown Edmonton, Alberta.

Rogers Place Arena

Aerial view of the new Rogers Place arena being constructed in downtown Edmonton, Alberta.

Aerial view of the new Rogers Place arena being constructed in downtown Edmonton, Alberta.

Aerial view of the new Rogers Place arena being constructed in downtown Edmonton, Alberta.

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Rexall Place Arena, the current home of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers will be replaced in 2016-17 by the new Rogers Place Arena.
Rexall Place Arena, the current home of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers will be replaced in 2016-17 by the new Rogers Place Arena.

 

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