Since Rogers Place, the city-owned, $480-million arena and home of the Edmonton Oilers, opened on Sept. 8, the HOK-designed building has been exceeding expectations, hosting more than 500,000 guests in just two months.

The facility, which was not just designed as an NHL stadium, but as a “365-day-a-year destination,” has sold out each Edmonton Oilers game and provided the Western Hockey League’s Edmonton Oil Kings with their largest-ever attendance on a sold-out opening night.