Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre is a 7,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. The arena was expected to cost $64.7-million. Construction began on September 24, 2007. [4 ] Its current tenant is the [5 ] Abbotsford Heat, the Calgary Flames' American Hockey League affiliate. Beginning in fall 2012, it will also be home to the [6 ] BC Angels of the Lingerie Football League's Canadian Division. [7 ]
History [ edit ]
On September 25, 2006, Abbotsford council voted unanimously to hold a
referendum asking voters to borrow $85-million to fund three community projects, including a new entertainment and sports centre. The arena was approved by Abbotsford voters on November 25, 2006 with a 54.8% majority. [8 ] [9 ]
Arena amenities [ edit ]
The arena has a capacity of 7,000 seats for hockey with room for expansion to 8,500. There are 300 club seats, 15 boxes, 20 private suites, and 2 party suites.
References [ edit ]
^ Canadian inflation numbers based on Statistics Canada. "Consumer Price Index, historical summary". CANSIM, table (for fee) 326-0021 and Catalogue nos. 62-001-X, 62-010-X and 62-557-X. Last modified 2011-01-25. Retrieved January 16, 2012
^ a b City of Abbotsford, B.C. bundles projects to get them done
^ PCL: Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre
^ City of Abbotsford (March 29, 2007). . Retrieved on April 11, 2007. Plan A Financial Summary
^ "Abbotsford Gets Lowdown on Entertainment and Sports Centre". . February 15, 2008. Abbotsford Times
^ "The HEAT is on for 2009-10 AHL season". Fraser Valley Sports & Entertainment Ltd. May 14, 2009 . Retrieved May 14, 2009.
^ "LFL Canada Releases BC Team Name & Logo". www.lfl360.com . Retrieved February 20, 2012.
^ City of Abbotsford (February 12, 2007). . Retrieved on April 7, 2007. Regular Update - Plan A: Week of February 12, 2007
^ "Plan A". City of Abbotsford. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007 . Retrieved April 7, 2007.
^ City of Abbotsford (March 29, 2007). . Retrieved on April 11, 2007. Award Construction Contract for Plan "A" Projects
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