Sadlon Arena

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Sadlon Arena
Barrie Molson Centre.jpg
Location555 Bayview Drive
Barrie, Ontario
L4N 8Y2
OwnerCity of Barrie
OperatorCity of Barrie
  • Hockey: 4,195
  • East End Stage: 4,801
  • Centre Stage: 5,000
  • Wrestling: 5,400
  • Standing Room: 100 people (North East Corner and the South East Corners of the arena bowl)
  • Luxury suites: 27 - 14 at ice level and 13 at the top of the seating area on the Southside of the BMC
Broke groundNovember 1994
OpenedDecember 31, 1995
Construction costC$13 million
($19.8 million in 2018 dollars[1])
ArchitectBrisbin Brook Beynon Architects
Services engineerThe Mitchell Partnership Inc.
General contractorPCL Constructors Eastern Inc.
Barrie Colts (OHL) (1995–present)
Barrie Lakeshores (MSL) (2004–2007)
Barrie Blizzard (CLax) (2013-2016)

Sadlon Arena (formerly known as the Barrie Molson Centre) is a 4,195-seat multi-purpose arena in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. It is primarily home to the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League. It is located in the south end of the city on Bayview Drive at Mapleview Drive, near Park Place and big box shopping plazas.

The arena hosted its first OHL game on December 31, 1995 when the Barrie Colts hosted the Sudbury Wolves.[2] The Colts played the first half of their inaugural season at the old Dunlop Arena while the BMC was under construction. It is the former home of the Barrie Lakeshores of Major Series Lacrosse.[3] The Molson Centre hosted the 2013 The Dominion Tankard, the provincial curling championship.[4]

The naming agreement for the Barrie Molson Centre ended on December 31, 2018.[5] As a result, the City of Barrie placed an interim sign on the arena with the initials BMC until a new sponsor was found.[6] On November 26, 2019, the city announced that a new, 10-year naming rights agreement with Paul Sadlon Motors (a local auto dealership) had been approved that will change the name of the facility to "Sadlon Arena".[7]



  1. ^ Canadian inflation numbers based on Statistics Canada tables 18-10-0005-01 (formerly CANSIM 326-0021) "Consumer Price Index, annual average, not seasonally adjusted". Statistics Canada. January 18, 2019. Retrieved March 6, 2019. and 18-10-0004-13 "Consumer Price Index by product group, monthly, percentage change, not seasonally adjusted, Canada, provinces, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit". Statistics Canada. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "Colts announce New Years Eve game details". December 30, 2013. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  3. ^ Dodd, Mike (December 24, 2004). "Kloepfer knows how to sell his sport". Retrieved October 11, 2019. Mike has moved the Lakeshores into the Major Lacrosse Series and taken the team out of the aging Barrie Dunlop Street arena and into the ultra-modern Barrie Molson Centre
  4. ^ "Barrie to host curling championships". December 12, 2011. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  5. ^ Jackson, Hannah (June 19, 2018). "Barrie Molson Centre renaming rights deal referred back to staff". Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  6. ^ Owen, Jessica (October 4, 2019). "The arena with no name: Former Barrie Molson Centre in naming limbo". Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "City secures naming rights for Barrie's premier arena". City of Barrie. November 26, 2019. Retrieved November 28, 2019.

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Coordinates: 44°20′16″N 79°40′41″W / 44.33778°N 79.67806°W / 44.33778; -79.67806