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Photo Tour: Rogers Place construction is well underway! - MasterMaq.ca Blog
Construction is well underway on Rogers Place, and yesterday morning the local media had the opportunity to see the activity from above and up close. You can check out the live view here. We started off with a trip to the top of the EPCOR Tower. From there, you get an excellent view of the 9.5 acre site. When finished, Rogers Place will be about 60% larger than Rexall Place is today. It'll seat 18,641 for hockey games, and up to 20,734 in a centre stage concert setup. The former site of the Staples is now empty, and there was limited activity there yesterday. The Baccarat Casino remains open, and will remain open for as long as they want. The City of Edmonton owns the land and is now their landlord, but the arena development will not encroach on the area where the casino is in any way. It seems strange to me that it could remain open next to the arena, but apparently there's a strong possibility that'll happen. The LRT station is more or less finished, with just signaling to go.