Brantford Civic Centre

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Brantford Civic Centre
Brantford Civic Centre exterior.jpg
Front entrance
Location Brantford, Ontario
Capacity 2981
Built 1967
Arena interior

The Brantford Civic Centre is a 2,981-seat arena in Brantford, Ontario. It was built as a Canadian Centennial project in 1967. It was the former home to the Brantford Golden Eagles of the Ontario Hockey Association, and is the home to the Brantford Blast of Major Hockey League. The 2008 Allan Cup was played there from April 14–19, which saw the home town Brantford Blast win the 100th Allan Cup, beating the Bentley Generals 3–1.

Previously, the arena hosted the Brantford Alexanders of the Ontario Hockey League from 19781984, and the OHL All-Star game in 1982. The Brantford Smoke of the Colonial Hockey League played there from 1991 to 1998. One of the first tenants of the Centre were the newly minted expansion franchise Pittsburgh Penguins using the facility for its first pre-season training camp and exhibition games in September 1967.[1]

It also served as a venue for live WWE events throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, including Maple Leaf Wrestling television shows on Hamilton station CHCH-TV. Brantford Civic Centre once again hosted professional wrestling on May 14, 2011. CWI (Championship Wrestling International) Wrestling presented "BRAWL AT THE BUSH 2". The card featured over former[clarification needed] WWE superstars, including the return of Hulk Hogan.


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Coordinates: 43°8′7″N 80°15′54″W / 43.13528°N 80.26500°W / 43.13528; -80.26500