Barrie Molson Centre

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Barrie Molson Centre
Barrie Molson Centre - Interior.JPG
Location 555 Bayview Drive
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
L4N 8Y2
Owner City of Barrie
Operator City 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 ground November 1994
Opened December 31, 1995
Construction cost C$13 million
($18.8 million in 2016 dollars[1])
Architect Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects
Services engineer The Mitchell Partnership Inc.
General contractor PCL Constructors Eastern Inc.
Barrie Colts (OHL) (1995-Present)
Barrie Lakeshores (MSL) (2004-2007)

The Barrie Molson Centre is a 4,195-seat multi-purpose arena in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. The Barrie Molson Centre, also known as the BMC, held its first ever OHL game on December 31, 1995 when the Barrie Colts hosted the Sudbury Wolves. It is home to the Barrie Colts ice hockey team and the former home of the Barrie Lakeshores MSL Lacrosse Team. The Colts played the first half of their inaugural season at the old Dunlop Arena while the BMC was under construction.

The BMC was one of the first modern arenas built in the OHL and was the blueprint from which a lot of the newer arenas were modeled. There is a full concourse so you can walk all the way around the arena. In the west end the concourse goes through the Horsepower Grill (previously Casey's Restaurant). The BMC has a standard four-sided scoreboard and a scoreboard at the west end. There are time of day clocks and shot clocks at each end. The BMC added 4 video screens in the arena bowl for replays and to watch the game. The ice surface at the Barrie Molson Centre is regulation size of 200' by 85'.

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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 2016-01-22. Retrieved March 2, 2016

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