Mosaic Place

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Mosaic Place
Location 110 1st Avenue NW
Moose Jaw, SK, Canada
Coordinates 50°23′26.16″N 105°32′18.94″W / 50.3906000°N 105.5385944°W / 50.3906000; -105.5385944Coordinates: 50°23′26.16″N 105°32′18.94″W / 50.3906000°N 105.5385944°W / 50.3906000; -105.5385944
Owner City of Moose Jaw
Operator Moose Jaw Downtown & Field House Facilities Non-Profit Board
Capacity Ice hockey: 4,414 (4,714 with standing room)
Concerts: 5,000+
Construction
Broke ground July 9, 2009
Opened August 19, 2011
Construction cost $61.2 million
($62.8 million in 2014 dollars[1])
Architect McDonell Quiring Neumann Architects[2]
PSW Architects[2]
Project manager MHPM Project Managers, Inc.[2]
Structural engineer John Bryson & Partners[2]
Services engineer Sterling, Cooper & Associates[2]
General contractor Ventana Construction Corporation[2]
Tenants
Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL) (2011–present)

Mosaic Place (also known as the Moose Jaw Multiplex) is a multi-purpose arena in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. It hosts curling and ice hockey and is home to the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League. It opened on August 19, 2011 and seats 4,500 spectators. It replaced the Warriors' former arena, the Moose Jaw Civic Centre.

History[edit]

By the early 2000s, the Moose Jaw Civic Centre faced criticism that it was too small and not up to standards for the Warriors hockey team. A civic referendum in 2006 approved construction of a new $36.3 million arena, with the city contributing $15 million. Soon after, plans emerged for a more ambitious $61.2 million facility, with $36.5 million coming from the city.[3][4] A group of citizens sued the city, claiming that the referendum vote in 2006 did not allow the city to spend more than the original amount.[5] The case was dismissed, and civic voters approved the project again in 2009 with a second referendum.[6]

The entire project cost about $61 million, with the city of Moose Jaw paying $34.5 million. Provincial and federal governments paid $8 million and community fundraising committed to $10 million. Groundbreaking for the new facility took place on July 9, 2009.[7] Ten-year naming rights to the facility were sold to The Mosaic Company for $150,000 per year, beginning in 2011.[8]

Mosaic Place's operational costs are subsidized by the municipality.

Major events hosted by Mosaic Place;

2011—Holiday Festival On Ice featuring Kurt Browning, Western Canadian Under-16 Challenge Cup, Subway Series WHL All Stars vs Russian U-20 team.[citation needed]

2012—Paul Brandt, John Mellencamp, Simple Plan, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Alice Cooper, Cesar Millan, Moscow Ballet, Capital One Canada Cup of Curling.[citation needed]

2013—Marilyn Manson, FMX Free Style Canadian Championship, Terri Clark, Billy Talent with Sum 41, Marianas Trench with Down With Webster, JUNO Cup, Mötley Crüe with Big Wreck, Carrie Underwood, Tragically Hip, Great Big Sea, Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker.[citation needed]

2014-Larry the Cable Guy, Telus Cup - Midget AAA (Major) national hockey championships, Chicago, Blue Rodeo, Dean Brody with Cassadee Pope, ZZ Top, Back Street Boys with Victoria Duffield, Avenged Sevenfold & ABBA, the tribute.

Announced future events— The Doobie Brothers, John Fogerty, 2015 Scotties national women's curling championship[citation needed]

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 c d e f Award Magazine Moose Jaw August 2011
  3. ^ Gourlie, Matthew (June 18, 2008). "WHL Happy With City's Decision". Moose Jaw Times-Herald. Retrieved August 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ Wolfe, Cory (June 19, 2008). "WHL Applauds Moose Jaw Decision to Build New Arena". The StarPhoenix (Saskatoon: CanWest). Retrieved August 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ "City of Moose Jaw Scores Victory in Hockey Arena Court Case". CBC News. December 24, 2008. Retrieved August 12, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Clear Yes to Moose Jaw Multiplex". CBC News. February 25, 2009. Retrieved August 12, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Construction Begins on Moose Jaw Multiplex". CBC News. July 9, 2009. Retrieved August 12, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Moose Jaw Complex Gets Corporate Name". CBC News. August 11, 2011. Retrieved August 12, 2011. 

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