ENMAX Centre

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This article is about an arena in Lethbridge. For similarly named arena in Red Deer, see ENMAX Centrium.
ENMAX Centre
Sportsplex
Location 2510 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K 1N2
Owner City of Lethbridge
Operator City of Lethbridge
Capacity 5,479 (Hockey), 6,500 in reserve seating, 7,100 in festival seating
Surface Multi-surface
Construction
Broke ground 1972
Opened September 1974
Construction cost $4.25 million
($20 million in 2014 dollars[1])
Architect Phillips, Barratt, Hillier, Jones and Partners[2]
General contractor Wesbridge/Gillett[2]
Tenants
Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL) (1987–present)
Lethbridge Broncos (WHL) (1974–1986)

The ENMAX Centre (formerly Canada Games Sportsplex) is a 5,479-seat multi-purpose arena, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

It features a full-size ice rink, and a walking track. An outdoor sports field, with capacity for 2,000 people, is adjacent to the centre. In 1997, the 58,000-square-foot (5,400 m2) Servus Sports Centre (formerly the Lethbridge Soccer Centre) was built directly south.

It was built to host the 1975 Canada Games and is home to the Lethbridge Hurricanes, of the WHL.

The facility has hosted concerts, three-ring circuses, multicultural events, national curling championships, basketball events, banquets and skating events. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld performed to a sold out crowd in 2011. Elton John performed at the ENMAX centre in April 2012.

Building enhancements[edit]

Renovations to upgrade the facility began in May 2009 and completed in spring 2012. Among the improvements are an expansion of 40,809 square feet, the addition of 18 luxury suites, improved concessions and washrooms, a new press box, and a restaurant/lounge overlooking the ice. The total budget for the building enhancement was $33,722,000 and was to be shared by the City of Lethbridge, a Municipal Sustainability Initiative Grant, and a Major Community Facilities Grant.[3]

A $1,216,500 video scoreboard has been installed and was funded by the City of Lethbridge, the Lethbridge Hurricanes, and savings to the original project budget.[4]

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 Portfolio - City of Lethbridge Sportsplex
  3. ^ "ENMAX Centre Renovation & Expansion". Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "City of Lethbridge Council Minutes. Monday, August 30, 2010.". Retrieved 7 October 2011. 

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Coordinates: 49°40′01″N 112°48′20″W / 49.666947°N 112.805428°W / 49.666947; -112.805428