List of National Hockey League arenas

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Little Caesars Arena, the newest arena in the NHL, opened in 2017. It is the home of the Detroit Red Wings.

The following is a list of National Hockey League (NHL) arenas. This list includes past, present, and future arenas.

Madison Square Garden is the only current arena not to be named after a corporate sponsor.

Current arenas[edit]

Image Arena Location Team(s) Capacity Opened Season of first NHL game^ Ref(s)
St Pete Times Forum At Sunset.jpg Amalie Arena Tampa, Florida Tampa Bay Lightning 19,092 1996 1996–97 [1]
American Airlines Center August 2015.jpg American Airlines Center Dallas, Texas Dallas Stars 18,532 2001 2001–02 [2]
BankAtlanticCenterCrop.JPG BB&T Center Sunrise, Florida Florida Panthers 19,250 1998 1998–99 [3]
Barclays Center western side.jpg Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York New York Islanders 15,795 2012 2015–16 [4]
Centerbell.jpg Bell Centre Montreal, Quebec Montreal Canadiens 21,302 1996 1995–96 [5]
MTS CENTRE b.jpg Bell MTS Place Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg Jets 15,321 2004 2011–12 [6]
WTN EVula 053.jpg Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tennessee Nashville Predators 17,113 1996 1998–99 [2][7]
Canadian Tire Centre Ottawa.jpg Canadian Tire Centre Ottawa, Ontario Ottawa Senators 17,373 1996 1995–96 [8][9]
Verizon Center wide.jpg Capital One Arena Washington, D.C. Washington Capitals 18,506 1997 1997–98 [2]
Scottrade Center 3Apr2005.jpg Enterprise Center St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis Blues 18,724 1994 1994–95 [10]
Glendale-arena.jpg Gila River Arena Glendale, Arizona Arizona Coyotes 17,125 2003 2003–04 [11]
Honda-ext-arch.JPG Honda Center Anaheim, California Anaheim Ducks 17,174 1993 1993–94 [11]
First Niagara Center front.jpg KeyBank Center Buffalo, New York Buffalo Sabres 19,070 1996 1996–97 [2]
Little Caesars Arena construction 06-03-2016 (cropped).jpg Little Caesars Arena Detroit, Michigan Detroit Red Wings 19,515 2017 2017–18 [12]
Msg2005d.JPG Madison Square Garden New York, New York New York Rangers 18,006 1968 † 1967–68 [13]
Columbus-ohio-nationwide-arena.jpg Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio Columbus Blue Jackets 18,144 2000 2000–01 [14]
Denver Pepsi Center 1.jpg Pepsi Center Denver, Colorado Colorado Avalanche 17,809 1999 1999–2000 [15]
PNC Arena Raleigh.JPG PNC Arena Raleigh, North Carolina Carolina Hurricanes 18,680 1999 1999–2000 [16]
Consol Energy Center March 2010.jpg PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Penguins 18,387 2010 2010–11 [17]
Pudcentnewarkjeh.JPG Prudential Center Newark, New Jersey New Jersey Devils 16,514 2007 2007–08 [18]
Rogers Arena.jpg Rogers Arena Vancouver, British Columbia Vancouver Canucks 18,910 1995 1995–96
Rogers Place Arena.jpg Rogers Place Edmonton, Alberta Edmonton Oilers 18,347 2016 2016–17 [19]
Air Canada Centre and CN Tower from Bay St.jpg Scotiabank Arena Toronto, Ontario Toronto Maple Leafs 18,819 1999 1998–99 [20]
PengrowthSaddledomeNight.jpg Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, Alberta Calgary Flames 19,289 1983 1983–84 [11]
HP Pavilion.jpg SAP Center San Jose, California San Jose Sharks 17,562 1993 1993–94 [11]
Staplescenter.jpg Staples Center Los Angeles, California Los Angeles Kings 18,230 1999 1999–2000 [2]
TD Garden (crop).JPG TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts Boston Bruins 17,565 1995 1995–96 [21]
T Mobile Arena The Strip Las Vegas (29798246202).jpg T-Mobile Arena Paradise, Nevada Vegas Golden Knights 17,368 2016 2017–18 [22]
United Center 060716.jpg United Center Chicago, Illinois Chicago Blackhawks 19,717 1994 1994–95 [23]
Wells Fargo Center.jpg Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Flyers 19,543 1996 1996–97 [2]
XcelEnergyCenteroverview.jpg Xcel Energy Center Saint Paul, Minnesota Minnesota Wild 17,954 2000 2000–01 [11]
  • ^ The season of the year of the first regular-season game of the primary NHL tenant.
  • † Underwent extensive renovations from 2010 to 2013, resulting in a completely new arena bowl and concourses within the original structure.

Map of current arenas[edit]


Future and/or proposed arenas[edit]

Arena Team Location Capacity Opening Reference
Ottawa Major Events Centre Ottawa Senators Ottawa, Ontario 18,000 2021 [24][25]
CalgaryNEXT Calgary Flames Calgary, Alberta 19,000 N/A [26]
Belmont Park Arena New York Islanders Elmont, New York 18,000 2021 [27][28]

Former arenas[edit]

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
Team Arena Years used Capacity Opened Location Reference
Boston Bruins
Boston Garden 1928–1995 14,448 1928 Boston, Massachusetts [29]
Boston Arena 1924–1928 5,900 1910
Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo Memorial Auditorium 1970–1996 16,433 1940 Buffalo, New York [30]
Detroit Red Wings
(Detroit Falcons)
(Detroit Cougars)
Joe Louis Arena 1979–2017 20,027 1979 Detroit, Michigan
Olympia Stadium 1927–1979 16,700 1927 [31]
Border Cities Arena 1926–1927 3,600 1924 Windsor, Ontario
Florida Panthers
Miami Arena 1993–1998 14,703 1988 Miami, Florida
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Forum 1926–1996 17,959 1924 Montreal, Quebec [32]
Mount Royal Arena 1919–1926 10,000 1919
Jubilee Arena 1909–1911, 1918–1919 3,000 1908
Montreal Arena 1911–1918 6,000 1898
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Civic Centre 1992–1996 10,575 1967 Ottawa, Ontario [33]
Tampa Bay Lightning
Thunderdome 1993–1996 28,153 1990 St. Petersburg, Florida
Expo Hall 1992–1993 10,425 1976 Tampa, Florida
Toronto Maple Leafs
(Toronto St. Patricks)
(Toronto Arenas)
Maple Leaf Gardens 1931–1999 15,726 1931 Toronto, Ontario
Arena Gardens 1917–1931 7,500 1912
Metropolitan Division
Team Arena Years used Capacity Opened Location Reference
Carolina Hurricanes
(Hartford Whalers)
(New England Whalers)
Greensboro Coliseum 1997–1999 21,273 1959 Greensboro, North Carolina
Springfield Civic Center 1978–1980 7,444 1972 Springfield, Massachusetts
Hartford Civic Center 1980–1997
1975–1978
15,635 1975 Hartford, Connecticut
Columbus Blue Jackets None n/a n/a n/a n/a
New Jersey Devils
(Colorado Rockies)
(Kansas City Scouts)
Brendan Byrne Arena
Continental Airlines Arena (1996–2007)
1982–2007 19,040 1981 East Rutherford, New Jersey [34]
McNichols Sports Arena 1976–1982 16,061 1975 Denver, Colorado [35]
Kemper Arena 1974–1976 16,300 1974 Kansas City, Missouri [36]
New York Islanders Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 1972–2015 16,117 1972 Uniondale, New York
New York Rangers
Madison Square Garden (III) 1926–1968 15,928 1925 New York, New York [37]
Philadelphia Flyers
The Spectrum 1967–1996 17,380 1967 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Mellon Arena (1999–2010)
1967–2010 16,940 1961 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [38]
Washington Capitals
Capital Centre
USAir Arena (1993–1996)
US Airways Arena (1996–1997)
1974–1997 18,130 1973 Landover, Maryland
Western Conference
Central Division
Team Arena Years used Capacity Opened Location Reference
Chicago Blackhawks
(Chicago Black Hawks)
Chicago Stadium 1929–1994 18,472 1929 Chicago, Illinois [39]
Chicago Coliseum 1926–1929 6,000 1899 [40]
Colorado Avalanche
(Quebec Nordiques)
McNichols Sports Arena 1995–1999 16,061 1975 Denver, Colorado [35]
Quebec Coliseum / Colisée de Québec 1972–1995 15,399 1950 Quebec City, Quebec [41]
Dallas Stars
(Minnesota North Stars)
Reunion Arena 1993–2001 17,001 1980 Dallas, Texas
Met Center 1967–1993 15,000 1967 Bloomington, Minnesota
Nashville Predators None n/a n/a n/a n/a
Minnesota Wild None n/a n/a n/a n/a
St. Louis Blues
St. Louis Arena
The Checkerdome (1977–1983)
1967–1994 17,188 1929 St. Louis, Missouri
Winnipeg Jets
(Atlanta Thrashers)
Philips Arena 1999–2011 18,545 1999 Atlanta, Georgia [42]
Pacific Division
Team Arena Years used Capacity Opened Location Reference
Arizona Coyotes
(Phoenix Coyotes)
(Winnipeg Jets (1972–96))
America West Arena 1996–2003 16,210 1992 Phoenix, Arizona
Winnipeg Arena 1972–1996 15,567 1955 Winnipeg, Manitoba [43]
Calgary Flames
(Atlanta Flames)
Stampede Corral 1980–1983 7,424 1950 Calgary, Alberta
Omni Coliseum 1972–1980 15,278 1972 Atlanta, Georgia
Edmonton Oilers
(Alberta Oilers)
Northlands Coliseum
Edmonton Coliseum (1995–1998)
Skyreach Centre (1998–2003)
Rexall Place (2003–2016)
1974–2016 16,839 1974 Edmonton, Alberta
Edmonton Gardens 1972–1974 7,200 1913
Los Angeles Kings
The Forum
Great Western Forum (1988–1999)
1967–1999 16,005 1967 Inglewood, California
San Jose Sharks
Cow Palace 1991–1993 11,089 1941 Daly City, California
Vancouver Canucks
Pacific Coliseum 1970–1995 16,150 1967 Vancouver, British Columbia
Vegas Golden Knights
None n/a n/a n/a n/a

Defunct teams[edit]

Team Arena Years used Capacity Opened Location Ref(s)
Brooklyn Americans
(1941–1942)
(New York Americans)
(1925–1941)
Madison Square Garden (III) 1925–1942 15,928 1925 New York, New York
Cleveland Barons
(1976–1978)
(California Golden Seals)
(1970–1976)
(Oakland Seals)
(1967–1970)
(California Seals)
(1967)
Richfield Coliseum 1976–1978 18,544 1974 Richfield, Ohio
Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Arena 1967–1976 13,601 1966 Oakland, California
(Hamilton Tigers)
(1920–1925)
(Quebec Athletic Club)
(1919–1920)
Barton Street Arena 1920–1925 4,500 1910 Hamilton, Ontario
Quebec Arena 1919–1920 6,000 1913 Quebec City, Quebec
Philadelphia Quakers
(1930–1931)
(Pittsburgh Pirates)
(1925–1930)
Philadelphia Arena 1930–1931 4,000 1920 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duquesne Gardens 1925–1930 6,500 1890 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Montreal Maroons
(1924–1938)
Montreal Forum 1924–1938 17,959 1924 Montreal, Quebec [32]
Montreal Wanderers
(1917–1918)
Montreal Arena 1917–1918 6,000 1898 Montreal, Quebec
St. Louis Eagles
(1934–1935)
(Ottawa Senators)
(1917–1934)
St. Louis Arena 1934–1935 20,000 1929 St. Louis, Missouri
Ottawa Auditorium 1923–1934 10,000 1923 Ottawa, Ontario [44]
The Arena 1917–1923 7,000 1907

Outdoor venues[edit]

The following are outdoor venues that have hosted any of the following events:

Host Team Arena Event Year used Attendance Location Ref(s)
Edmonton Oilers Commonwealth Stadium Heritage Classic 2003 57,167 Edmonton, Alberta Recap
Buffalo Sabres Ralph Wilson Stadium Winter Classic 2008 71,217 Orchard Park, New York Recap
Chicago Blackhawks Wrigley Field Winter Classic 2009 40,818 Chicago, Illinois Recap
Boston Bruins Fenway Park Winter Classic 2010 38,112 Boston, Massachusetts Recap
Pittsburgh Penguins Heinz Field Winter Classic 2011 68,111 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Recap
Calgary Flames McMahon Stadium Heritage Classic 41,022 Calgary, Alberta Recap
Philadelphia Flyers Citizens Bank Park Winter Classic 2012 46,967 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Recap
Detroit Red Wings Michigan Stadium Winter Classic 2014 105,491 Ann Arbor, Michigan Recap
Los Angeles Kings Dodger Stadium Stadium Series 54,099 Los Angeles, California Recap
New Jersey Devils Yankee Stadium 50,105 Bronx, New York Recap
New York Islanders 50,027 Recap
Chicago Blackhawks Soldier Field 62,921 Chicago, Illinois Recap
Vancouver Canucks BC Place Heritage Classic 54,194 Vancouver, British Columbia Recap
Washington Capitals Nationals Park Winter Classic 2015 42,832 Washington, D.C. Recap
San Jose Sharks Levi's Stadium Stadium Series 70,205 Santa Clara, California Recap
Boston Bruins Gillette Stadium Winter Classic 2016 67,246 Foxborough, Massachusetts Recap
Minnesota Wild TCF Bank Stadium Stadium Series 50,426 Minneapolis, Minnesota Recap
Colorado Avalanche Coors Field 50,095 Denver, Colorado Recap
Winnipeg Jets Investors Group Field Heritage Classic 33,240 Winnipeg, Manitoba Recap
Toronto Maple Leafs BMO Field Centennial Classic 2017 40,148 Toronto, Ontario Recap
St. Louis Blues Busch Stadium Winter Classic 46,556 St. Louis, Missouri Recap
Pittsburgh Penguins Heinz Field Stadium Series 67,318 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Recap
Ottawa Senators TD Place Stadium 100 Classic 33,959 Ottawa, Ontario Recap
Buffalo Sabres Citi Field Winter Classic 2018 41,821 Queens, New York
Washington Capitals Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Stadium Series 29,516 Annapolis, Maryland

Neutral venues[edit]

The following are neutral venues that have hosted games that counted in the NHL regular season standings:

Arena Event Year used Location Ref(s)
Yoyogi Arena 1997 and 1998 season openers 1997–1998 Tokyo, Japan
Saitama Super Arena 2000 season opener 2000 Saitama City, Japan
The O2 Arena 2007 NHL Premiere 2007 London, United Kingdom
Ericsson Globe multiple NHL Premieres, 2017 NHL Global Games 2008–2011, 2017 Stockholm, Sweden
Sazka Arena
O2 Arena (2010–)
2008 and 2010 NHL Premieres 2008, 2010 Prague, Czech Republic
Hartwall Areena
Hartwall Arena (2014–)
multiple NHL Premieres 2009–2011 Helsinki, Finland
O2 World
Mercedes-Benz Arena (2015–)
2011 NHL Premiere 2011 Berlin, Germany

See also[edit]

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