Abbotsford Centre

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Abbotsford Centre
AESC logo.jpg
Location 33800 King Road
Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
Coordinates 49°01′50″N 122°17′14″W / 49.030665°N 122.287145°W / 49.030665; -122.287145Coordinates: 49°01′50″N 122°17′14″W / 49.030665°N 122.287145°W / 49.030665; -122.287145
Broke ground September 24, 2007
Opened May 10, 2009
Owner City of Abbotsford
Operator Global Spectrum
Construction cost C$66.2 million
($71.2 million in 2014 dollars[1])
Architect PBK Architects
Project manager MHPM Project Managers Inc.[2]
Structural engineer Cochrane Engineering[2]
General contractor PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.[3]
Capacity Hockey: 7,000
Concerts: 8,500
Tenants
Abbotsford Heat (AHL) (2009–2014)
BC Angels (LFL Canada) (2012–2013)

The Abbotsford Centre is a 7,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. The arena was expected to cost $64.7-million.[4] Construction began on September 24, 2007.[5] Until the end of the 2014 AHL season, the Abbotsford Heat played there.[6]

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.[7] The arena was approved by Abbotsford voters on November 25, 2006 with a 54.8% majority.[8]

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.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. And Consumer Price Index, by province (monthly) (Canada) Last modified 2013-12-20. Retrieved January 8, 2014
  2. ^ a b City of Abbotsford, B.C. bundles projects to get them done
  3. ^ PCL: Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre
  4. ^ City of Abbotsford (March 29, 2007). Plan A Financial Summary. Retrieved on April 11, 2007.
  5. ^ "Abbotsford Gets Lowdown on Entertainment and Sports Centre". Abbotsford Times. February 15, 2008. 
  6. ^ "The HEAT is on for 2009-10 AHL season". Fraser Valley Sports & Entertainment Ltd. May 14, 2009. Retrieved May 14, 2009. [dead link]
  7. ^ City of Abbotsford (February 12, 2007). Regular Update - Plan A: Week of February 12, 2007. Retrieved on April 7, 2007.
  8. ^ "Plan A". City of Abbotsford. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved April 7, 2007. 
  9. ^ City of Abbotsford (March 29, 2007). Award Construction Contract for Plan "A" Projects. Retrieved on April 11, 2007.

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