ENMAX Centrium

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ENMAX Centrium
ENMAX Centrium
Location 4847B 19th Street
Red Deer, Alberta
T4R 2N7
Coordinates 52°13′42″N 113°48′21″W / 52.22826°N 113.805903°W / 52.22826; -113.805903Coordinates: 52°13′42″N 113°48′21″W / 52.22826°N 113.805903°W / 52.22826; -113.805903
Owner Westerner Exposition Association
Operator Westerner Exposition Association
Capacity Hockey: 7,111
Concerts: 7,819[1]
Construction
Broke ground 1989
Opened 1991
Construction cost $23 million[2]
($35.2 million in 2016 dollars[3])
Architect PBK Architects Inc.[4]
Group 2 Architecture Engineering Ltd.[4]
Structural engineer Bearden Engineering Consultants Ltd.[4]
General contractor W. Brown Construction Ltd.[4]
Tenants
Red Deer Rebels (WHL) (1992–present)

The ENMAX Centrium is a two-tier 7,111-seat multi-purpose arena in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. It was built in 1991 and is the home arena of the Red Deer Rebels hockey team. The arena can hold a maximum of 7,819 people when floor seating is used. "Half house" seating is 3,357 when floor to ceiling divider curtains are used to mask off unused seating.

Located in Westerner Park in the south end of Red Deer, the Centrium is the largest indoor venue in Red Deer and Central Alberta. Besides hockey, it also hosts concerts, basketball, motor sports, ice shows, major curling events, circuses, boxing, rodeos, professional wrestling, trade shows and conventions.

Various notable artists have performed here, including Snoop Dogg, Mötley Crüe, Nickelback, Hilary Duff, Elton John, Bryan Adams, Billy Talent, Skillet, Rush, and Hedley.

The arena is currently named for ENMAX Consolidated, a utility services company which purchased the naming rights.

It was the primary site for the 1995 World Junior Hockey Championship, the 2004 and 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts and Game 7 of the 2007 Super Series

In 2012, the ENMAX Centrium expansion was completed. The recent expansion offers 13 more luxury suites, a new 40 seat club suite and an additional 1,000 seats.

The Centrium was the primary site for the 2016 Memorial Cup.

Dimensions[edit]

  • Arena: 200 by 85 feet (61 m × 26 m), 17,000 square feet (1,600 m2)
  • Arena level, seating removed: 50,000 square feet (4,600 m2)
  • Concourse Level: 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2)
  • Height: 52 feet (16 m) to roof truss

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ENMAX Centrium". Westerner Exposition Association. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ Dawe, Michael (January 7, 2015). "Red Deer’s Great Sports Year of 1994". Red Deer Express. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ a b c d "Experience". W. Brown Construction Ltd. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 

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