List of Roller Hockey International arenas

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The following is a list of Roller Hockey International (RHI) arenas.

Defunct teams[edit]

Defunct Teams Arenas
Team (years in RHI) Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City Reference
Anaheim Bullfrogs
(1993–1999)
Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim 1993–1999 17,174 1993 Anaheim, California [1]
Calgary Rad'z
(1993–1994)
Max Bell Centre 1993–1994 2,121 Calgary, AB
Olympic Saddledome 1993 19,289 1983 [2]
Sacramento River Rats
(1994–1997)
(Connecticut Coasters)
(1993)
ARCO Arena (1994-1996)
Cal Expo Amphitheatre (1997)
1994–1997 10,632 1988 Sacramento, California [3]
New Haven Coliseum 1993 11,171 1972 New Haven, Connecticut [4]
Florida Hammerheads
(1993–1994)
Miami Arena 1993–1994 14,696 1988 Miami
Los Angeles Blades
(1993–1997)
Great Western Forum
The Forum (1967–1988, 2003–present)
1993–1997 16,005 1967 Inglewood, California [5]
Oakland Skates
(1993–1996)
Kaiser Convention Center
Oakland Auditorium (1914–1984)
1996 5,492 1914 Oakland, California [6]
Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Arena
Oracle Arena (2006–present)
Oakland Arena (2004–2006)
The Arena in Oakland (1997–2004)
1993–1995 17,000 1966
Portland Rage
(1993–1994)
Memorial Coliseum 1993–1994 10,888 1960 Portland, Oregon
San Diego Barracudas
(1993–1996)
San Diego Sports Arena
'iPayOne Center (2004–2007)
1993–1996 12,920 1966 San Diego
St. Louis Vipers
(1993–1999)
Kiel Center
Scottrade Center (2006–present)
Savvis Center (2000–2006)
1995–1999 19,250 1994 St. Louis
St. Louis Arena
The Checkerdome (1977–1983)
1993–1994 20,000 1929
Toronto Planets
(1993)
Varsity Arena 1993 4,116 1926 Toronto
Las Vegas Flash
(1994)
(Utah Rollerbees)
(1993)
Thomas & Mack Center 1994 16,606 1983 Paradise, Nevada
South Towne Center 1993 n/a n/a Sandy, Utah
Vancouver Voodoo
(1993–1996)
General Motors Place
Rogers Arena (2010–present)
Canada Hockey Place during 2010 Winter Olympics
1996 18,810 1995 Vancouver, BC
Pacific Coliseum 1994–1995 16,281 1968
PNE Agrodome 1993–1994 3,260 1963
Las Vegas Coyotes
(1999)
(Oklahoma Coyotes)
(1995–1996)
(Atlanta Fire Ants)
(1994)
Santa Fe Ice Arena 1999 n/a n/a Las Vegas
Myriad Convention Center
Cox Convention Center (2002–present)
1995–1996 13,399 1972 Oklahoma City
Omni Coliseum 1994 15,278 1972 Atlanta
Buffalo Stampede
(1994–1995)
Buffalo Memorial Auditorium 1994–1995 16,433 1940 Buffalo, New York
Chicago Cheetahs
(1994–1995)
Odeum Expo Center 1995 3,500 n/a Villa Park, Illinois
UIC Pavilion 1994 6,958 1982 Chicago
Orlando Jackals
(1996–1997)
(Orlando Rollergators)
(1995)
(Edmonton Sled Dogs)
(1994)
Orlando Arena
Amway Arena (2006–present)
TD Waterhouse Centre (2000–2006)
1995–1997 15,948 1989 Orlando, Florida
Northlands Coliseum
Rexall Place (2003–present)
Skyreach Centre (1998–2003)
Edmonton Coliseum (1995–1998)
1994 16,839 1974 Edmonton, AB
Minnesota Arctic Blast
(1994, 1996)
Target Center 1994, 1996 19,500 1990 Minneapolis
Montreal Roadrunners
(1994–1997)
Molson Centre
Bell Centre (2002–present)
1993–1997 21,273 1996 Montreal
Montreal Forum 1994–1995 17,959 1924
Ottawa Wheels
(1997)
(Ottawa Loggers)
(1995–1997)
(New England Stingers)
(1994)
Corel Centre
Scotiabank Place (2006–present)
The Palladium (1996)
1995–1997 19,153 1996 Ottawa, ON
Cumberland County Civic Center 1994 7,005 1977 Portland, Maine
New Jersey Rockin' Rollers
(1994–1997)
Continental Airlines Arena
Izod Center (2007–present)
Brendan Byrne Arena (1981–1996)
1994–1997 19,040 1981 East Rutherford, New Jersey [7]
Philadelphia Bulldogs
(1994–1996)
CoreStates Spectrum
Wachovia Spectrum (2003–2009)
First Union Spectrum (1998–2003)
Spectrum (1967–1994)[8]
1994–1996 17,380 1967 Philadelphia
Tampa Bay Tritons
(1994)
Expo Hall 1994 10,425 n/a Tampa, Florida
Buffalo Wings
(1997–1999)
(Empire State Cobras)
(1996)
(Phoenix Cobras)
(1994–1995)
Buffalo State Sports Arena 1999 1,800 1991 Buffalo, New York [9]
Marine Midland Arena
HSBC Arena (1999–present)
1997 18,690 1996 [10]
Glens Falls Civic Center 1996 4,806 1979 Glens Falls, New York
Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum 1994–1995 13,730 1965 Phoenix, Arizona

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McLeod, Paul. "Bullfrogs, League to Sit Out the Summer", Los Angeles Times, April 18, 2000. Accessed January 24, 2017. "The Bullfrogs, who play at the Arrowhead Pond, are an original member of RHI, which began in 1993 but has had financial problems in recent years."
  2. ^ Scotiabank Saddledome, Ballparks.com. Accessed January 26, 2017.
  3. ^ "River Rats nibble away at debt to Arco Arena", Sacramento Business Journal, August 24, 1997. Accessed January 26, 2017. "The Sacramento River Rats roller hockey team just finished a season playing at Cal Expo. But they still owe money from their three years at Arco Arena."
  4. ^ Cavanaugh, Jack. "Roller Hockey Glides Into Sports Arenas", The New York Times, August 1, 1993. Accessed January 26, 2017. "When T. J. Schatz went to the offices of the Connecticut Coasters last month, his hope was to sell T-shirts to the new roller hockey club at the New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum."
  5. ^ Shepard, Eric. "Only the Timing Is Out of LineRoller Hockey: In-line hockey world championships, which begin today, mean that top players will miss a few Blade and Bullfrog games.", Los Angeles Times, July 17, 1997. Accessed January 26, 2017. "Fighting to make a bigger impact in an increasingly crowded professional sports scene, the Los Angeles Blades of the Roller Hockey International league hope their winning season will result in larger crowds at the Forum."
  6. ^ Swan, Gary. "Skates Hope to Get Kaiser Hopping / Ancient arena is new home for new-age Roller Hockey", San Francisco Chronicle, May 30, 1996. Accessed January 26, 2017. "The Oakland Skates -- who open their season in Oklahoma City tomorrow night -- feel they have moved up the clock on roller hockey success this season by taking a step back in time. Their new home is the Henry J. Kaiser Arena, a homey pre-World War I relic near Lake Merritt, seemingly a stage lying in wait for the filming of Gordie Howe, the Early Years."
  7. ^ Good, Philip. "Roller Hockey Team Finds a Home", The New York Times, April 10, 1994. Accessed January 26, 2017. WINTER seems to have finally faded away and the New Jersey Devils' season will soon be over, depending of course on how the team fares in the playoffs. That means in-line wheeled skates will replace ice hockey skates in the Brendan T. Byrne Meadowlands Arena as the New Jersey Rockin' Rollers join the Roller Hockey International League as a new team this summer."
  8. ^ Loro, Laura. "ROLLER HOCKEY BULLDOGS TAKE A BITE OUT OF PHILLY", Advertising Age, June 27, 1994. Accessed January 23, 2017. "O'Neill and the staff of the Spectrum, where the Flyers and NBA's 76ers also play, handled creative on the less than $500,000 effort."
  9. ^ Staff. "Wings Shift to Buffalo State Arena", The Buffalo News, May 5, 1998. Accessed January 26, 2017. "The Buffalo Wings will play in a new league and in a new home arena for the 1998 season.The Buffalo State College Sports Arena will be the Wings' home court for their first season in Major League Roller Hockey, the team announced Monday."
  10. ^ Doyle, Fletcher. "Roller Hockey League Lands at Arena with Buffalo Wings", The Buffalo News, January 10, 1997. Accessed January 26, 2017. "The Empire State Cobras, searching for a new home after one financially disastrous Roller Hockey International season in Glens Falls, have landed in Marine Midland Arena as the Buffalo Wings."