Gatorade Garden City Complex

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Gatorade Garden City Complex
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Former names Garden City Arena (1932-1996)
Jack Gatecliff Arena Complex (1996-2007)
Location 8 Gale Crescent, St. Catharines
Owner City of St. Catharines
Operator City of St. Catharines
Capacity Hockey: 3,145 (2,800 seated)
Field size 190 x 85 feet
Surface Multi-surface
Construction
Broke ground 1936
Opened December 20, 1938
Renovated 1996
Tenants

St. Catharines Falcons (OHA) (1943-1947)
St. Catharines Teepees (OHA) (1947-1962)
St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA/OMJHL) (1962-1976)
St. Catharines Jr. B Falcons (GOJHL) (1968-Present)

St. Catharines Fincups (OMJHL) (1977-1978)
St. Catharines Saints (AHL) (1982-1986)
Niagara IceDogs (OHL) (2007-2014)

The Gatorade Garden City Complex is the main arena facility in St. Catharines, Ontario. It houses two arena pads - the Jack Gatecliff Arena which was home to the Niagara IceDogs from the 2007/2008-2013/2014 season, and the smaller Rex Stimers Arena. The original section was constructed in 1938, and was named the Garden City Arena. The facility was later named after local sportswriter Jack Gatecliff after extensive renovations in 1996 that combined the Garden City Arena and Rex Stimers Arena into a single building. The smaller arena was named for Rex Stimers, a popular sportscaster with local radio station CKTB for a period of 32 years beginning in 1934. The complex was renamed the Gatorade Garden City Complex on September 19, 2007 after selling naming rights to Gatorade.[1]

The current capacity of the Jack Gatecliff Arena is 3145, including standing room. Only limited seating is available in the Rex Stimers Arena (800 seats).

The arena was previously home to the Niagara IceDogs of the OHL, as well as the St. Catharines Jr. B Falcons of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League The Niagara Icedogs will move into the new Meridian Center next season http://meridiancentre.publishpath.com/ . From 1982 to 1986 it was home to Toronto Maple Leafs farm team St. Catharines Saints of the American Hockey League.

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Coordinates: 43°9′38″N 79°14′20″W / 43.16056°N 79.23889°W / 43.16056; -79.23889