Verdun Auditorium

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Verdun Auditorium
Auditorium de Verdun
The Verdun Auditorium.jpg
Location4110, boulevard LaSalle, Verdun, Montreal, Quebec H4G 2A5
OwnerCity of Montreal
CapacityHockey: 3,795 seated (4,114 total)
OpenedNovember 28, 1939
Montreal Junior Hockey Club (QMJHL) (2008-2011)
Verdun Dragons (LNAH) (2001–2006)
Montreal Dragons (NBL) (1993)
Verdun Collège Français (QMJHL) (1991–1994)
Verdun Juniors (QMJHL) (1982–1984)
Verdun Éperviers (QMJHL) (1977–1981)
Verdun Maple Leafs (QMJHL) (1920s-1972)

Verdun Auditorium is an arena located in the Montreal borough of Verdun, Quebec, Canada. The building was constructed in 1938 and holds 4,114. The largest arena in the west end of Montreal, the complex is also home to Arena Denis Savard, a small minor-hockey rink, attached to its side. The Auditorium has hosted various Quebec Major Junior Hockey League teams, including the Verdun Juniors, Verdun Éperviers and Verdun Collège Français. In 1993 it also hosted the Montreal Dragons for its lone season in the short lived National Basketball League. It is slated to become the home arena of Les Canadiennes de Montreal in 2019.[1]

On January 25, 2008, the QMJHL approved the sale of the St. John's Fog Devils to Montreal businessman Farrel Miller,[2] who relocated the team to Montreal, where it was known as the Montreal Junior Hockey Club. In the summer of 2011, the team moved to Boisbriand to become the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.

The auditorium also received the American punk band Nirvana on November 2, 1993. This was the band's last show in Montreal before frontman Kurt Cobain died five months later.[3]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°27′45″N 73°33′43″W / 45.462448°N 73.561878°W / 45.462448; -73.561878