Regina Exhibition Stadium

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Regina Exhibition Stadium, also known as Queen City Gardens, is a demolished indoor arena formerly located in Evraz Place in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Built in 1919, it was a part of the Regina Exhibition Association Limited and was home to the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League before the construction of the Agridome in 1977. Buddy Holly performed a Halloween show in the stadium on October 31, 1957.[1] Exhibition Stadium was used for concerts, agricultural exhibitions, minor hockey, broomball, and other special occasions. In 2017, the Stadium was used for the filming of the wrestling scenes in Canadian wrestling/comedy film Chokeslam.[2]

Until demolition began on January 17, 2017, it was the oldest standing hockey arena in Canada still in use. It is being demolished to make way for a trade centre.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.superoldies.com/buddyholly/tour1957.html
  2. ^ "980 CJME" "Regina film set captures wrestling history", Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  3. ^ Lough, Blake (17 January 2017). "Historic Regina Exhibition Stadium demolition underway". Global News. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 

Coordinates: 50°27′10.0″N 104°38′25.0″W / 50.452778°N 104.640278°W / 50.452778; -104.640278