CN Centre

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CN Centre
Cncentre.jpg
An Outside photo of the CN Centre
Former names Prince George Multiplex (1995–2005)
Location #100 - 2187 Ospika Boulevardd South
Prince George, British Columbia
Owner City of Prince George
Operator City of Prince George
Capacity Hockey: 5,582; 5,971 with standing room
Concerts: 7,000
Construction
Broke ground April 1994
Opened September 30, 1995[3]
Construction cost $21.7 million
($31.4 million in 2017 dollars[1])
Architect PBK Architects, Inc.
General contractor PCL Construction[2]
Tenants
Prince George Cougars (WHL) (1995–present)
Prince George Fury (CMISL) (2010)

The CN Centre (formerly Prince George Multiplex) is a 5,971-seat multi-purpose arena, in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. It was designed by PBK Architects, opened in 1995 and is owned by the City of Prince George. There are 14 luxury suites. In 2005, Canadian National Railway purchased the naming rights to the building which has previously been known as the Multiplex.

The CN Centre has a 200 ft. x 85 ft. ice surface, and is able to convert to an Olympic-sized ice surface of 200 ft. x 100 ft.

It is home to the Prince George Cougars ice hockey team of the Western Hockey League.

The CN Centre is a multi-purpose event facility, and has hosted many internationally renowned acts and entertainment. Such performers have included: KISS, Avril Lavigne, Alexisonfire, Billy Talent, Elton John, the Blue Man Group, Mötley Crüe, Nickelback, ZZ Top, Sarah McLachlan, Bonnie Raitt, and Brooks and Dunn. Besides concerts, the CN Centre has hosted David Copperfield, Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus, mixed martial art events, monster trucks, rodeos, and various ice shows. The CN Centre was also home of the Prince George Fury, of the Canadian Indoor Soccer League for one season in 2010.

The CN Centre links with the three Kincentre arenas, creating a multi-functional four arena complex.

Ticketmaster is the official ticket supplier of CN Centre events.

In 2015, the CN Centre will play an integral role as Prince George hosts the 2015 Canada Winter Games.

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 2016-01-22. Retrieved March 2, 2016
  2. ^ City Already Reaping Rewards From New Building
  3. ^ Prince George Cougars - History

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Coordinates: 53°54′16″N 122°48′7″W / 53.90444°N 122.80194°W / 53.90444; -122.80194