Edmonton's New Arena Looks Like Roger From 'American Dad'

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Edmonton taxpayers have spent $219 million on a monument to an "American Dad!" character.

At least, that's what it looks like from above.

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Screengrab from "Ice District" promotional video. (Photo: Ice District/YouTube)

The $480-million Rogers Place hockey arena is under construction as a new home for the Edmonton Oilers.

It's part of the $601-million Ice District project, for which taxpayers are kicking in $219 million (the hockey team is paying $143 million).

Seeing the arena from a bird's-eye view, one can't help but picture Roger from the Seth MacFarlane TV series.

Don't see it yet? Take a look at this:

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A still from "American Dad". (Photo: 20th Century Fox)

Still no? Try them side by side:

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There's no mistaking the similarity between the building's shape and Roger's head.

The resemblance was first noticed by Reddit user AnotherAccount003:

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At first, people who responded to the Reddit post didn't believe the arena project was real.

Then the poster sent them a link to a live feed of Rogers Place under construction, and it all came together.

The Ice District has been a controversial project, with one expert calling it one of "the worst deals in Canadian history."

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