Powerade Centre

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Powerade Centre
Former names Brampton Centre for Sports and Entertainment (1998-2005)
Location 7575 Kennedy Road
Brampton, ON
Broke ground June 1997
Opened September 11, 1998
Owner City of Brampton
Operator Realstar, Inc.
Surface Multi-surface
Construction cost $26.5 million
($35.7 million in 2014 dollars[1])
Architect Brisbin Brook Beynon, Architects
General contractor Edilcan Construction Corporation
Capacity Hockey 4,800 (4,000 seated)
Concerts 3,800
Tenants
Brampton Beast (CHL)
Brampton Inferno (CLax)
Peel Avengers (CLax)
Brampton Excelsiors (MSL)
Brampton Excelsiors (OJALL)
Brampton Battalion (OHL) (1998–2013)
Bramalea Blues (OPJHL) (2008–2010)
Brampton A's (NBL) (2013–present)
Canada World Kabaddi Cup
Interior of the Powerade Centre.

The Powerade Centre (formerly the Brampton Centre for Sports & Entertainment) is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. It was built in 1998, and officially opened the same year on October 7. Its main arena is home to a professional hockey team, the Brampton Beast of the Central Hockey League. It is also home to the Brampton Inferno, Peel Avengers, and Brampton Excelsiors lacrosse teams. The Bramalea Blues of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League played out of the arena starting in Fall 2008 until they ended operations following the 2009-2010 season

The venue was once scheduled to host the wrestling events of the 2015 Toronto Pan-American Games.

The stadium also annually hosts the Canadian International Kabaddi tournament also called the Canada Kabaddi World Cup.

In the main arena the seats are purple, with private suites located around the top of seating area. The club seats are on the penalty box side of the arena. They have a standard four-sided scoreboard which is purple to go with the arena theme colour. The concourse is horseshoe-shaped. Fans cannot walk all the way around the arena in a circle due to the fact the loading dock, storage and building operations are located in that part of the building.

The main arena is part of larger community complex, that includes three smaller ice pads, and outdoor softball diamonds. It is located at 7575 Kennedy Road, on the south-side of the city, between Steeles Avenue and 407 ETR.

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  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

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Coordinates: 43°40′01″N 79°42′31″W / 43.66701°N 79.70866°W / 43.66701; -79.70866