Cornwall Civic Complex

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Cornwall Civic Complex - Ed Lumley Arena
"Civic Complex, The Complex"
Location 100 Water Street East
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
K6H 6G4
Owner City of Cornwall
Capacity 5,000 - Hockey
Surface 200' X 85'
Opened 1976
Tenants
Cornwall Colts (CCHL) (1992–present)
Cornwall Nationals (FHL) (2016–present)
Cornwall River Kings (LNAH) (2012–2016)
Cornwall Comets (QSAAHL) (2004–2006)
Cornwall Royals (QMJHL) (1969–1981)
Cornwall Royals (OHL) (1981–1992)
Cornwall Aces (AHL) (1993–1996)

The Cornwall Civic Complex is a business/sports facility located in Cornwall, Ontario. The arena inside is called the Ed Lumley Arena, named for Ed Lumley. It was built in 1976 and originally held 4,000 people, but in 2008, the arena had an extra 1000 seats added to make the seating 5000. The Complex also has an aquatic centre which was opened in September 2005.[1]

History of the Ed Lumley Arena[edit]

The building was once home to several former ice hockey teams including: the Cornwall Royals of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Ontario Hockey League, the Cornwall Aces of the American Hockey League, and the Cornwall River Kings of the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey. In May 2008, the Ed Lumley Arena was host to the Royal Bank Cup.

The Civic Complex has also hosted such concerts as Country legend Charley Pride, Canadian rockers Nickelback, Bryan Adams, and Rush, as well as other Canadian acts Great Big Sea, Celine Dion, Rita MacNeil, Barenaked Ladies, Hedley, Lights, and These Kids Wear Crowns. Legendary rocker Alice Cooper performed at the Cornwall Civic Complex in October 2006.

It has also held many WWE wrestling events and boxing events.

Current and future events at "The Ed"[edit]

The complex hosts the Cornwall Colts of the Central Canada Hockey League and the Cornwall Nationals of the Federal Hockey League.[2]

The restaurant/bar inside the Complex[edit]

The Complex had a restaurant/bar inside, on the southwest side of the building. The first restaurant was called "The Blue Room" during the days of the Royals. It was then changed to "Resto-Bar Jazzy". After Jazzy closed, it was empty for nearly five years. In 2005, a new sports bar and grill opened up, called Don Cherry's Sports Bar & Grill, a franchise originally owned by former NHL coach and star of Coach's Corner on Hockey Night in Canada, Don Cherry. In April 2009, Don Cherry's was renamed "On Tap Sports Bar & Grill", which has since closed. Sometime since 2013, Mocktails opened up in the southwest corner of the Complex.[3]

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