Harbour Station

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Harbour Station
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Location99 Station Street
Saint John, New Brunswick
E2L 4X4
Capacity6,308 (seated, hockey)
7,305 (seated, basketball)
8,100 (concert)
Surface200' X 85'
OpenedOctober 1993
Saint John Flames (AHL) (1993–2003)
Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL) (2005–present)
Saint John Mill Rats/Riptide (NBL Canada) (2011–present)

Harbour Station is an arena located in the uptown area of Saint John, New Brunswick.

The arena is the home of the Saint John Sea Dogs, of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

In 2011, it became the home of the Saint John Riptide (then known as the Mill Rats) of the National Basketball League of Canada.

It was once the home of the American Hockey League's Saint John Flames from 1993 until their demise in 2003.

The arena sits on land that used to be part of Saint John Harbour, and partly derives its name from the city's former Union Station passenger railway terminal. The station was located on the site and was used by both CNR and CPR trains, until it was demolished to make way for the Saint John Throughway as part of an urban redevelopment scheme in the early 1970s.

The arena opened in October 1993 to a gala and a concert by Aerosmith which was attended by over 7,000 people, a record that was broken in 2008 by Elton John who brought in 8,100 fans. Since opening, the arena has hosted concerts, hockey, basketball, figure skating and a number of trade shows each year.

Harbour Station is connected by Saint John's pedway system — the Inside Connection — to the major uptown malls, hotels, parking garages and offices, allowing patrons to park their vehicles away from the stadium and reach it on foot without stepping outdoors.


Harbour Station features two levels of seating, an 'upper bowl' and a 'lower bowl'. There are 12 rows of seating in each level, with approximately 16 seats in each section in each level. Harbour Station has 13 luxury sky boxes, which were added before the 2005–2006 season. They also have the Alpine Room which is a private club located at the top of Harbour Station and has a lounge-type atmosphere with a full-service bar and food service. Harbour Station features an open concourse so it enables fans walking around, or in line for concessions to still view the game.

Seating capacity varies for different events at Harbour Station, with 6,307 seats available for hockey games, and 6,603 seats for basketball games. Seating capacity for concerts may range between 1,400 and around 8,100.

Harbour Station Full Sell out

Past events[edit]

In the past, the arena has hosted:

Harbour Station has also hosted one NHL pre-season game featuring the Calgary Flames, and two NBA pre-season games. The arena was a stand-in for the old Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver during filming of the Canada-Russia '72 miniseries.


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Coordinates: 45°16′34″N 66°3′51″W / 45.27611°N 66.06417°W / 45.27611; -66.06417