List of National Hockey League arenas

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MTS Centre, the newest arena in the National Hockey League.

The following is a list of National Hockey League (NHL) arenas. This list includes past, present, and future arenas.

Madison Square Garden, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and Joe Louis Arena are the only current arenas not to be named after corporate sponsors.

Current arenas[edit]

Image Arena Location Team(s) Capacity Capacity with standing room Opened Ref(s)
ACC on Bay St and CN Tower.JPG Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada Toronto Maple Leafs 18,819 19,746 1999 [1]
St Pete Times Forum At Sunset.jpg Amalie Arena Tampa, Florida Tampa Bay Lightning 19,204 19,204 1996 [2]
American Airlines Center outside.jpg American Airlines Center Dallas, Texas Dallas Stars 18,532 19,120 2001 [3]
BankAtlanticCenterCrop.JPG BB&T Center Sunrise, Florida Florida Panthers 19,250 20,741 1998 [4]
Centre Bell (2009).jpg Bell Centre Montreal, Quebec, Canada Montreal Canadiens 21,273 21,273 1996 [5]
WTN EVula 053.jpg Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tennessee Nashville Predators 17,113 17,355 1996 [3][6]
Scotiabankplaceottawa.JPG Canadian Tire Centre Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Ottawa Senators 19,153 20,510 1996 [7]
PensArena.jpg Consol Energy Center Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Penguins 18,387 18,673 2010 [8]
First Niagara Center front.jpg First Niagara Center Buffalo, New York Buffalo Sabres 19,070 19,070 1996 [3]
Glendale-arena.jpg Gila River Arena Glendale, Arizona Arizona Coyotes 17,125 17,746 2003 [9]
Honda-ext-arch.JPG Honda Center Anaheim, California Anaheim Ducks 17,174 17,610 1993 [9]
Joe Louis Arena.JPG Joe Louis Arena Detroit, Michigan Detroit Red Wings 20,027 20,027 1979 [10]
Msg2005d.JPG Madison Square Garden (IV) Manhattan, New York City, New York New York Rangers 18,006 18,006 1968 [11]
MTS CENTRE b.jpg MTS Centre Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Winnipeg Jets 15,004 15,004 2004
NVMC 3.jpg Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, New York New York Islanders 16,170 16,170 1972 [12]
Columbus-ohio-nationwide-arena.jpg Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio Columbus Blue Jackets 18,144 19,219 2000 [13]
Denver Pepsi Center 1.jpg Pepsi Center Denver, Colorado Colorado Avalanche 18,007 18,646 1999 [9]
RBC raleigh.jpg PNC Arena Raleigh, North Carolina Carolina Hurricanes 18,680 19,016 1999 [14]
Pudcentnewarkjeh.JPG Prudential Center Newark, New Jersey New Jersey Devils 17,625 17,625 2007 [15]
Rexall Place Edmonton Alberta Canada 07A.jpg Rexall Place Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Edmonton Oilers 16,839 16,839 1974 [9]
Rogers Arena.jpg Rogers Arena Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Vancouver Canucks 18,910 18,910 1995
PengrowthSaddledomeNight.jpg Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, Alberta, Canada Calgary Flames 19,289 19,289 1983 [9]
HP Pavilion.jpg SAP Center at San Jose San Jose, California San Jose Sharks 17,562 17,562 1993 [9]
Scottrade Center 3Apr2005.jpg Scottrade Center St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis Blues 19,150 20,082 1994 [3]
Staplescenter.jpg Staples Center Los Angeles, California Los Angeles Kings 18,118 18,867 1999 [3]
TD Garden (crop).JPG TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts Boston Bruins 17,565 17,565 1995 [16]
United Center 060716.jpg United Center Chicago, Illinois Chicago Blackhawks 19,717 22,428 1994 [17]
Verizon Center wide.jpg Verizon Center Washington, D.C. Washington Capitals 18,506 18,506 1997 [3]
Wells Fargo Center.jpg Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Flyers 19,537 20,327 1996 [3]
XcelEnergyCenteroverview.jpg Xcel Energy Center Saint Paul, Minnesota Minnesota Wild 17,954 19,893 2000 [9]

Map of current arenas[edit]


Future, Proposed Arenas[edit]

Future, Proposed Arenas
Arena Team Location Capacity Opening Reference
Barclays Center New York Islanders Brooklyn, New York City, NY 15,813 2012 (2015 for the NHL) [18]
Rogers Place Edmonton Oilers Edmonton, AB 18,559 2016 [19][20]
New Detroit Arena Detroit Red Wings Detroit, MI 20,000 2017 (projected) [21]

Former arenas[edit]

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City Reference
Boston Bruins
Boston Garden 1928–1995 14,448 1928 Boston, MA [22]
Boston Arena
Matthews Arena (1979–present)
1924–1928 5,900 1910
Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo Memorial Auditorium 1970–1996 16,433 1940 Buffalo, NY [23]
Detroit Red Wings
(Detroit Falcons)
(Detroit Cougars)
Olympia Stadium 1927–1979 16,700 1927 Detroit, MI [24]
Border Cities Arena
Windsor Arena (1928–present)
1926–1927 3,600 1924 Windsor, ON
Florida Panthers
Miami Arena 1993–1998 14,703 1988 Miami, FL
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Forum 1926–1996 17,959 1924 Montréal, QC [25]
Mount Royal Arena 1919–1926 10,000 1919
Jubilee Arena 1909–1911, 1918–1919 3,000 1908
Montreal Arena 1911–1918 6,000 1898
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Civic Centre
TD Place Arena (2014-present)
1992–1996 10,575 1968 Ottawa, ON [26]
Tampa Bay Lightning
Thunderdome
Tropicana Field (1996–present)
Florida Suncoast Dome (1990–1993)
1993–1996 28,153 1990 St. Petersburg, FL
Expo Hall 1992–1993 10,425 1976 Tampa, FL
Toronto Maple Leafs
(Toronto St. Patricks)
(Toronto Arenas)
Maple Leaf Gardens 1931–1999 15,726 1931 Toronto, ON
Mutual Street Arena
Arena Gardens (1912–1932)
1917–1931 7,500 1912
Metropolitan Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City Reference
Carolina Hurricanes
(Hartford Whalers)
(New England Whalers)
Greensboro Coliseum 1997–1999 21,273 1959 Greensboro, NC
Springfield Civic Center
MassMutual Center (2005–present)
1978–1980 7,444 1972 Springfield, MA
XL Center
Hartford Civic Center (1975–2007)
1980–1997
1975–1978
15,635 1975 Hartford, CT
Columbus Blue Jackets None n/a n/a n/a n/a
New Jersey Devils
(Colorado Rockies)
(Kansas City Scouts)
Izod Center
Continental Airlines Arena (1996–2007)
Brendan Byrne Arena (1982–1996)
1982–2007 19,040 1981 East Rutherford, NJ [27]
McNichols Sports Arena 1976–1982 16,061 1975 Denver, CO [28]
Kemper Arena 1974–1976 16,300 1974 Kansas City, MO [29]
New York Islanders None n/a n/a n/a n/a
New York Rangers
Madison Square Garden (III) 1926–1968 15,928 1925 New York City, NY [30]
Philadelphia Flyers
The Spectrum 1967–1996 17,380 1967 Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Mellon Arena (1999–2010)
1967–2010 16,940 1961 Pittsburgh, PA [31]
Washington Capitals
US Airways Arena
Capital Centre (1973–1993, 1997–2002)
USAir Arena (1993–1997)
US Airways Arena (1997)
1974–1997 18,130 1973 Landover, MD
Western Conference
Central Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City Reference
Chicago Blackhawks
(Chicago Black Hawks)
Chicago Stadium 1929–1994 18,472 1929 Chicago, IL [32]
Chicago Coliseum 1926–1929 6,000 1899 [33]
Colorado Avalanche
(Quebec Nordiques)
McNichols Sports Arena 1995–1999 16,061 1975 Denver, CO [28]
Quebec Coliseum / Colisée de Québec
Colisée Pepsi (1999–present)
1972–1995 15,399 1950 Quebec City, QC [34]
Edmonton Oilers
(Alberta Oilers)
Edmonton Gardens 1972–1974 7,200 1913 Edmonton, AB
Nashville Predators None n/a n/a n/a n/a
Minnesota Wild None n/a n/a n/a n/a
St. Louis Blues
St. Louis Arena
The Checkerdome (1977–1983)
1967–1994 17,188 1929 St. Louis, MO
Winnipeg Jets
(Atlanta Thrashers)
Philips Arena 1999–2011 18,545 1999 Atlanta, GA [35]
Pacific Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City Reference
Anaheim Ducks
(Mighty Ducks of Anaheim)
None n/a n/a n/a n/a
Calgary Flames
(Atlanta Flames)
Stampede Corral 1980–1983 7,424 1950 Calgary, AB
Omni Coliseum 1972–1980 15,278 1972 Atlanta, GA
Dallas Stars
(Minnesota North Stars)
Reunion Arena 1993–2001 17,001 1980 Dallas, TX
Met Center 1967–1993 15,000 1967 Bloomington, MN
Los Angeles Kings
Great Western Forum
The Forum (1967–1988, 2003–present)
1967–1999 16,005 1967 Inglewood, CA
Phoenix Coyotes
(Winnipeg Jets (1972–96))
America West Arena
US Airways Center (2006–present)
1996–2003 16,210 1992 Phoenix, AZ
Winnipeg Arena 1972–1996 15,567 1955 Winnipeg, MB [36]
San Jose Sharks
Cow Palace 1991–1993 11,089 1941 Daly City, CA
Vancouver Canucks
Pacific Coliseum 1970–1995 16,150 1967 Vancouver, BC

Defunct teams[edit]

Defunct Teams Arenas
Team (years in NHL) Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City Reference
Brooklyn Americans
(1941–1942)
(New York Americans)
(1925–1941)
Madison Square Garden (III) 1925–1942 15,928 1925 New York City, NY
Cleveland Barons
(1976–1978)
(California Golden Seals)
(1970–1976)
(Oakland Seals)
(1967–1970)
(California Seals)
(1967)
Coliseum at Richfield 1976–1978 18,544 1974 Richfield, OH
Oakland Coliseum Arena
Oracle Arena
(2006–present)
Oakland Arena (2004–2006)
The Arena in Oakland (1997–2004)
1967–1976 13,601 1966 Oakland, CA
(Hamilton Tigers)
(1920–1925)
(Quebec Athletic Club)
(1919–1920)
Barton Street Arena 1920–1925 4,500 1910 Hamilton, ON
Quebec Arena 1919–1920 6,000 1913 Quebec City, QC
Philadelphia Quakers
(1930–1931)
(Pittsburgh Pirates)
(1925–1930)
Philadelphia Arena 1930–1931 4,000 1920 Philadelphia, PA
Duquesne Gardens 1925–1930 6,500 1890 Pittsburgh, PA
Montreal Maroons
(1924–1938)
Montreal Forum 1924–1938 17,959 1924 Montréal, QC [25]
Montreal Wanderers
(1917–1918)
Montreal Arena 1917–1918 6,000 1898 Montréal, QC
St. Louis Eagles
(1934–1935)
(Ottawa Senators)
(1917–1934)
St. Louis Arena 1934–1935 20,000 1929 St. Louis, MO
Ottawa Auditorium 1923–1934 10,000 1923 Ottawa, ON [37]
The Arena 1917–1923 7,000 1907

Outdoor Venues[edit]

The following are outdoor venues that have hosted either the Heritage Classic, Winter Classic or the NHL Stadium Series:

Outdoor Venues
Team Arena Event Participated Year Used Attendance City Reference
Edmonton Oilers Commonwealth Stadium Heritage Classic 2003 57,167 Edmonton, AB Recap
Buffalo Sabres Ralph Wilson Stadium Winter Classic 2008 71,217 Orchard Park, NY Recap
Chicago Blackhawks Wrigley Field Winter Classic 2009 40,818 Chicago, IL Recap
Boston Bruins Fenway Park Winter Classic 2010 38,112 Boston, MA Recap
Pittsburgh Penguins Heinz Field Winter Classic 2011 68,111 Pittsburgh, PA Recap
Calgary Flames McMahon Stadium Heritage Classic 41,022 Calgary, AB Recap
Philadelphia Flyers Citizens Bank Park Winter Classic 2012 46,967 Philadelphia, PA Recap
Detroit Red Wings Michigan Stadium Winter Classic 2014 105,491 Ann Arbor, MI Recap
Los Angeles Kings Dodger Stadium NHL Stadium Series 54,099 Los Angeles, CA Recap
New Jersey Devils Yankee Stadium NHL Stadium Series 50,105 New York, NY Recap
New York Islanders 50,027 Recap
Chicago Blackhawks Soldier Field NHL Stadium Series 62,921 Chicago, IL Recap
Vancouver Canucks BC Place Heritage Classic 54,194 Vancouver, BC Recap

Neutral Venues[edit]

Neutral Venues
Arena Years Used City Reference
SAP Arena 2011 Mannheim, Germany
The O2 Arena (London) 2007 London, England
Eisstadion an der Brehmstraße 1991 Düsseldorf, Germany
Malmö Arena 2013 Malmö, Sweden
Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy 2013 Paris, France
Ericsson Globe 2008-2011 Stockholm, Sweden
O2 Arena (Prague) 2008, 2010 Prague, Czech Republic
O2 World (Hamburg) 2011 Hamburg, Germany
Hartwall Areena 2009-2011 Helsinki, Finland
O2 World (Berlin) 2011 Berlin, Germany
PostFinance-Arena 2010 Bern, Switzerland
Lanxess Arena 2013 Cologne, Germany

Gallery[edit]

Eastern Conference
Western Conference

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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