Maurice Richard Arena

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Maurice Richard Arena
Aréna Maurice Richard
Location 2800, rue Viau, Montreal, Quebec H1V 3J3
Owner City of Montreal
Capacity Hockey: 4,750
Construction
Opened 1962
Architect Jean-Julien Perrault
Tenants
Montreal Rocket (QMJHL) (1999-2003)

Maurice Richard Arena (French: Aréna Maurice-Richard) is a 4,750-seat multi-purpose arena in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was built in 1962. It is named in honour of Maurice Richard.

The rink was renovated in 1994. Dedicated to hometown hockey hero Maurice Richard, this arena includes a multi-media exhibition on the life of the Montreal Canadiens great. Entrance to the arena is free and there is a souvenir shop onsite. Formerly home to the Montreal Rocket, the ice rink is also used for training by speed and figure skaters. It can host corporate events, with banquet seating up to 2000.

The arena also hosted boxing and wrestling events at the 1976 Summer Olympics. The building is located on the same massive city block that is home to Olympic Stadium. It is situated in the south east corner, next to the Biodome (formerly the cycling Velodrome) and the Olympic Stadium. The arena still hosts fight cards and concerts, and hosted the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

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Coordinates: 45°33′44″N 73°32′50″W / 45.56222°N 73.54722°W / 45.56222; -73.54722