Sudbury Community Arena

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Sudbury Community Arena
Sudbury Community Arena - Interior.JPG
Location 240 Elgin Street
Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
P3E 3N6
Owner City of Greater Sudbury
Operator City of Greater Sudbury
Capacity Hockey: 4,640
Surface Multi-surface
Construction
Broke ground 1950
Opened 1951
Renovated 2007
Construction cost $700,000 ($6.6 million in 2014 dollars)
Tenants
Sudbury Wolves
(OHL) (1972-present)

The Sudbury Community Arena is a multi-purpose arena in the downtown core of Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. It was built in 1951, on the site of the former Central Public School, at a cost of $700,000. The approval and construction of the arena was overseen by Sudbury Mayor Bill Beaton.[1]

It has an ice size of 200' x 85', with a capacity of 4,640 seated, 5,100 standing and is wheelchair accessible.

During the summer of 2007, the arena underwent extensive renovations, which added 12 private boxes and a new club seating section, with padded seats and refreshments services along with new washrooms, concession stand and lounge. Seats have been sacrificed to make way for the improvements. Standing room capacity has shrunk from 1,000 to 500, while seating capacity has dropped by 150. The new arena capacity, with standing room patrons, is now 5,100, down from 5,750.[2]

It is home to the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League. Every time the Wolves score a goal, a taxidermic wolf rolls out on a pulley system to howl at the opposing team's bench.

On November 5, 2015, a life size statue of Stompin' Tom Connors was unveiled on the grounds of the arena. The reason behind the statue was due to one of Connors' most famous songs, Sudbury Saturday Night.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ C.M. Wallace, Ashley Thompson (1993). Sudbury: rail town to regional capital. Dundurn Press. ISBN 1-55002-170-2. 
  2. ^ http://www.northernlife.ca/News/LocalNews/2007/08-17-07-arena.asp?NLStory=08-17-07-arena
  3. ^ http://www.northernlife.ca/news/localNews/2015/10/29-stompin-tom-statue-sudbury.aspx

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Coordinates: 46°29′19″N 80°59′33″W / 46.48861°N 80.99250°W / 46.48861; -80.99250