Abbotsford Centre

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Abbotsford Centre
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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
Owner City of Abbotsford
Operator Global Spectrum
Capacity Hockey: 7,000
Concerts: 8,500
Construction
Broke ground September 24, 2007
Opened May 10, 2009
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]
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]

With the loss of the Heat, Abbotsford Centre announced it would start a recreational ice hockey league to help fill open dates left at the arena. Each team in the Abbotsford Centre Hockey League is to play 20 games per team during the 2014-15 hockey season.[9] It is unknown if there will be paid admission for each game.

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.[10]

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. ^ [1]
  10. ^ City of Abbotsford (March 29, 2007). Award Construction Contract for Plan "A" Projects. Retrieved on April 11, 2007.

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