Meridian Centre

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Meridian Centre
Meridian Centre - Exterior.JPG
Location 1 IceDogs Way, St. Catharines, Ontario
Coordinates Coordinates: 43°09′20.94″N 79°14′39.20″W / 43.1558167°N 79.2442222°W / 43.1558167; -79.2442222
Owner St. Catharines, Ontario
Operator SMG Canada ULC
Capacity 5,300 - Hockey
6,000 - Concerts
Field size 200' X 85'
Construction
Opened September 2014
Construction cost $50 million
($50 million in 2015 dollars[1])
Architect PBK Architects
General contractor Ball-Rankin
Tenants

Niagara IceDogs, 2014–present Niagara Lock Monsters, 2015–present

Niagara River Lions 2015-present

The Meridian Centre is a 5,300 seat arena in downtown St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, at 1 IceDogs Way. The arena is the home of the Niagara IceDogs ice hockey team of the Ontario Hockey League. The Meridian Centre is also the home of the expansion Niagara River Lions of the National Basketball League of Canada.

Meridian Credit Union was given the naming rights of the facility in recognition of its $5.23 million contribution to the project. The name of the arena was announced in September of 2013. [2]

The Niagara IceDogs won their first game at the Meridian Centre on October 16, 2014 against the Belleville Bulls by a score of 7-4 in front of a sellout crowd of 5,300, the largest attendance in franchise history.

On October 21 2014, St. Catharines' native band City and Colour, featuring Dallas Green of Alexisonfire fame, performed as the headline act for the Centre's grand opening.[3][4]

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 2013-12-20. Retrieved January 8, 2014
  2. ^ http://www.meridiancu.ca/meridian/MeridianCentre/Pages/default.aspx
  3. ^ Jocsak, Julie (22 October 2014). "Dallas Green's historic homecoming". Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Fraser, Don (6 October 2014). "Meridian Centre offers sneak peek of $50M facility". Retrieved 13 December 2014. 

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