Prospera Place

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Prospera Place
Prosperaplace.jpg
Interior of Propera Place
Former names Skyreach Place (1999–2003)
Prospera Place (2003–present)
Location 1223 Water Street
Kelowna, British Columbia
Owner RG Properties Ltd.
Operator RG Properties Ltd.
Capacity Concerts: 8,000
Hockey: 5,507; 6,286 (with standing room)
Tenants
Kelowna Rockets (WHL) (1999–present)
Construction
Broke ground August 9, 1998
Opened August 28, 1999
Construction cost $24 million
($31.8 million in 2014 dollars[1])
Architect ICR Projects Inc.
Structural engineer Weiler Smith Bowers[2]
Services engineer Matteotti Yoneda Associates Ltd.
General contractor RG Construction, Ltd.

Prospera Place, formerly known as Skyreach Place, is a 6,886-seat multi-purpose arena, in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. It replaced Kelowna Memorial Arena, which is still in use for smaller events.

Built in 1999, it is home to the Kelowna Rockets hockey club.

The arena hosted the Memorial Cup in 2004.

The arena has hosted concerts by many famous artists, spanning many different genres.

The So You Think You Can Dance Canada Tour came to the arena in 2009 & 2010.

A multi-story parking garage is situated nearby, as well as a private parking lot made available by the arena for attendants who have purchased a parking pass.

Prospera Credit Union obtained naming rights to the arena in 2003, rights it will keep until at least January 2019.[3]

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. ^ "PROSPERA PLACE (formerly Skyreach Place) 1223 Water Street, Kelowna, BC". Weiler Smith Bowers. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Prospera Place Naming Rights Extended". March 4, 2014. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 49°53′34″N 119°29′41″W / 49.89278°N 119.49472°W / 49.89278; -119.49472