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Originally built in 1938 and then completely renovated in 2000 to become even larger and better, the Clarke Stadium is an impressive multipurpose stadium. The stadium, often also called Clarke Field, is primarily known for hosting professional soccer and Canadian football games. Some of its top-end amenities include state-of-the-art lights, sound systems and well-laid out simulated football pitches.
The Commonwealth Stadium is located just to the northeast of downtown Edmonton. It is hard to miss as it is one of the largest stadiums in Canada. Commonwealth Stadium was built for the 1978 Commonwealth Games, which Edmonton hosted. Now, the natural grass surface is home to the Edmonton Eskimos Football Team and host to major concerts throughout the year. The seating capacity exceeds 60,000. Admission varies widely depending on the event.
Clare Drake Arena is named after Clarke Drake, the former Golden Bear assistant captain and head coach at the University Of Alberta. This ice-arena is located in the main campus of the University of Alberta and is owned by them. It can accommodate nearly 2700 sports enthusiasts and is home to the University of Alberta Golden Bears Ice hockey team. Viewing an event here is a thrilling experience.
Operating since more than a century, Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino is a lively venue for entertainment in Edmonton. This venue was built by Robert James Speer, who was a fan of racing, and is known for being the home-ground for the famous Canadian Derby. When here, you can try your luck by betting on your favorite horse or simply watch the strong breeds of horses compete on the racetrack. Besides, the venue houses several slot games and promotes responsible gambling. Check their calendar before planning your visit here. After an exciting game, you can enjoy a scrumptious meal at any of the three restaurants and lounges on the property.
Northlands Coliseum opened in 1974 and has been a host to major and notable sporting events and continues to host major fixtures for its home team. Some of the fixtures held here are 1975 Skate Canada International fixture, 1978 Gymnastics in Commonwealth Games, 1989 All Star Game for National Hockey League and a lot more internationally known fixtures have been held here. Apart from hosting sporting fixtures the stadium has been a host to various concerts and musical events of popular, rock and pop bands. Some of the events being hosted here were, Trooper Band in 1979, Nickelblack Concert in 2002 and so on.