(Edmonton, AB) – The biggest party in Oil Country hits Rexall Place on Friday, June 26 and there’s no better way to welcome the newest member of the Edmonton Oilers family than celebrating alongside thousands of fellow Oilers fans at Rexall Place at the Ford Oilers Draft Party.
Hockey fans are invited to partake in the festivities and witness a landmark day for the Edmonton Oilers.The Draft Party at Rexall Place will feature live coverage of Sportsnet’s broadcast of the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft, exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage from the NHL Draft floor, special prizing and appearances by a number of Oilers personalities, including Leon Draisatl, the Oilers #3 overall draft pick in 2014, to help celebrate with Oil Country.
“Picking first overall in the 2015 NHL Draft will be a wonderful moment not only for the organization but for our great fans. It is only fitting to host this great celebration at Rexall Place and bring our fans as close to the action as possible,” said Bob Nicholson, Oilers Entertainment Group CEO. “We are building a great foundation in Edmonton and the players we draft in Florida will help in that effort. We can’t wait to share in the celebrations across Oil Country and at Rexall Place.”
Doors will open for the Ford Oilers Draft Party at 4:00 PM, followed by the Sportsnet Pre-Draft show at 4:30 PM. The 2015 NHL Draft will begin at 5:00 PM sharp which will be shown live on the video scoreboard until the end of the first round. The event will feature an exclusive live-satellite feed from the NHL Draft floor for up-close access to the historic proceeding and onsite interviews with key Oilers personnel. Fans can enjoy full menu service options, a $6 draft deal, plus both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase.
All ticketholders will receive free transit (LRT and bus) to and from the event from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM on June 26, compliments of the City of Edmonton. There will also be complimentary parking available at Rexall Place.
Tickets for the Ford Oilers Draft Party are only $5 in advance, $10 at the door, with net proceeds benefiting the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF). Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here, the Rexall Place Box Office or by calling 780-414-GOAL (4625).
The Ford Oilers Draft Party is presented by 630 CHED, 92.5 Fresh Radio, CISN Country 103.9, iNews 880 and Sportsnet.
Edmonton Oilers hockey is presented by Molson Canadian, Rogers, Ford, Scotiabank and the Rexall Family of Pharmacies.