Mayor Don Iveson will officially welcome the Edmonton Oilers to their new home today.
The Oilers will be given the keys to Rogers Place in a ribbon cutting ceremony, a few days ahead of the public tours, which start Saturday.
Rogers Place cost around $614-million and is the centerpiece of the new downtown entertainment district.
The money came from your tax dollars, the city, ticket sales and the Katz group.
This is the first time the Oilers will change their home ice from Rexall Place, now Northlands Coliseum, since it was built in 1974.
Rogers Place seats 18,641 people.
Northlands Coliseum is going to be converted into a six-plex for hockey, soccer, lacrosse and other events.
The Afternoon News with J’Lyn Nye and Andrew Grose on 630CHED is broadcasting live from Rogers Place this afternoon for the event.
Rogers Place is 819,000 square feet in size, which is twice the size of Northlands Coliseum.
Over 50,000 tickets have already gone out for the public tours Saturday.
Construction of Rogers Place started in March 2014. (twd)