Aitken University Centre
Interior of the Aitken Centre
|Location||20 MacKay Drive|
Fredericton, New Brunswick
|Owner||University of New Brunswick|
|Capacity||3,278 (seated, hockey) |
|Surface||200' X 90'|
|UNB Varsity Reds (AUS) 1976-present |
Fredericton Express (AHL) 1981-1988
Fredericton Canadiens (AHL) 1990-1999
Constructed in 1976, it is the home of the UNB Varsity Reds hockey and hosted UNB basketball games until the construction of the Richard J. Currie Center in 2011. The arena hosted the University Cup in 2003, 2004, 2011, and 2012. The Aitken Centre was also the venue for the 2006 CIS Women's basketball championships, and the 2007 and 2008 CIS Women's volleyball championships.
The arena's capacity is 3,278 for ice events and 4,258 for concerts.