What is Northlands Coliseum used for now?

It was used for sports events and concerts, and was home to the Edmonton Oilers of the World Hockey Association (WHA) and National Hockey League (NHL), and the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League (WHL)….Northlands Coliseum.

Closed January 1, 2018

What happened to Northlands?

After years of financial uncertainty, Northlands will shut down operations and hand off its two marquee events to Edmonton Explore next month, CEO Peter Male announced Thursday.

Did they tear down Rexall Place?

Mayor Don Iveson said it’s sad to think of the arena being torn down, but it will be necessary if the board cannot find a use for it. “It cannot be boarded up. It cannot be derelict,” Iveson said. The arena on 118th Avenue opened in 1974 as the Northlands Coliseum.

Is Northlands Coliseum getting demolished?

The city is currently paying about $1.5 million a year to maintain the building. Demolition is expected to cost between $15 million and $25 million. “The Coliseum is the largest demolition project in the (redevelopment) and it will require substantial upfront investment.

Is Northlands Coliseum still standing?

The old Northlands Coliseum site won’t be there for much longer. According to a report from the Edmonton Journal’s Dustin Cook, while a demolition date hasn’t been set the city is planning to drop the site to built a transit-oriented 81-hectare project there.

How old is Rexall Place?

48Northlands Ice Coliseum / Age (c. 1974)

What is happening to Rexall Place?

Northlands Coliseum can’t be repurposed, city says in Exhibition Lands implementation plan targeting short-term demolition Back to video. But in a report released Thursday afternoon, the city said the venue was permanently closed in January 2018 and can’t be repurposed for any use.