RIP Northlands: Edmonton mourns, mocks closure of old arena

RIP Northlands: Edmonton mourns, mocks closure of old arena
Edmonton will take back and close Northlands Coliseum at end of 2017
#Northlands. — @darcyhenton. While some were ready to ship the big arena south like some old scrap — many more were nostalgic about the old barn, and its place in Oilers history. Built in 1974, the arena served as home ice during the team's heyday.

City council voted Wednesday to take back the Northlands Coliseum and close it down for good, though didn't make a final decision about demolition. Under the plan the former home of the Oilers will be shut down on Dec 31. The city still plans to …

Northlands Coliseum, site of Gretzky's Oilers, closing its doors

The future of the facility was discussed Wednesday morning at a city council meeting, before council voted for the city to take over the Coliseum on Jan. 1, 2018 and permanently close the arena. “I cannot see another natural outcome,” Ward 11 …

Edmonton will take back and close Northlands Coliseum at end of 2017

Northlands Coliseum, the storied former home to the Edmonton Oilers, will close permanently at the end of this year when the building is turned over to the City of Edmonton. "The Coliseum will come back to the city because Northlands simply cannot … . The City has outlined plans to take over operations of the Coliseum and Northlands Park in 2018. As of January 1, 2018, the City will take over responsibility of the Coliseum – with the area south of the Coliseum, known as Northlands Park …

Northlands Coliseum, the house Gretzky built in Edmonton, is closing its doors

Some Edmontonians are wondering if Northlands Coliseum could be slapped on the back of a transport truck and hauled south to Calgary. It could save the city an estimated $8 million in demolition fees. The former home of the Edmonton Oilers, replaced as

Wayne Gretzky gets ready to hoist the Stanley Cup in 1985 during the presentation in Edmonton, Alta. (Bill Grimshaw/CP). Canadian Press September 13, 2017, 1:47 PM. Canadian Press September 13, 2017, 1:47 PM. EDMONTON — The house that Gretzky

Councillors say it's the best use of tax dollars for the rink, which lost its prime tenant, the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, when the team moved to the new downtown Rogers Place last year. The circular, concrete Coliseum, located in the city's north end, was … . The Edmonton city council has unanimously approved a plan to shutter Northlands Coliseum on Jan. 1. The arena has been mostly vacant since the NHL's Oilers moved to the new downtown Rogers Place last year. "The decision to permanently close the

City council unanimously approved a plan Wednesday to take back and close Northlands Coliseum at the end of 2017. Under the plan outlined in a memorandum of understanding with Northlands, the city will gain control of the arena and Expo Centre on Jan.

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