The CN Centre is a 5,971-seat multi-purpose arena, in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. It was designed by PBK Architects, opened in 1995 and is owned by the City of Prince George. There are 14 luxury suites. In 2005, Canadian National Railway purchased the naming rights to the building (initially known as the Multiplex).

CN Centre
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An inside photo of the CN Centre
Former namesPrince George Multiplex (1995–2005)
Location#100 - 2187 Ospika Blvd. S.
Prince George, British Columbia
OwnerCity of Prince George
OperatorCity of Prince George
CapacityHockey: 5,582; 5,971 with standing room
Concerts: 5,500
Construction
Broke groundApril 1994
OpenedSeptember 30, 1995[1]
Construction cost$21.7 million
($33.9 million in 2020 dollars[2])
ArchitectPBK Architects, Inc.
General contractorPCL Construction[3]
Tenants
Prince George Cougars (WHL) (1995–present)
Prince George Fury (CMISL) (2010)

The CN Centre is northern British Columbia's premier sports and entertainment venue, and has hosted many internationally renowned acts and entertainment. Such performers have included: KISS, Avril Lavigne, Elton John, the Blue Man Group, Mötley Crüe, Nickelback, ZZ Top, Sarah McLachlan, Willie Nelson, Jason Aldean, Shania Twain, Bonnie Raitt, and Brooks and Dunn. Besides concerts, the CN Centre has hosted: Cirque du Soleil, David Copperfield, Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus, mixed martial art events, monster trucks, rodeos, and various ice shows.

It is home to the Prince George Cougars ice hockey team of the Western Hockey League. And in 2010, for one season, the CN Centre was the home of the Prince George Fury, of the Canadian Indoor Soccer League.

The CN Centre has a 200 ft. x 85 ft. ice surface, and is able to convert to an Olympic-sized ice surface of 200 ft. x 100 ft.

The CN Centre links with the three Kincentre arenas, creating a multi-functional four arena complex.

TicketsNorth is the official ticket supplier of CN Centre events.

In 2015, the CN Centre played an integral role as Prince George hosted the 2015 Canada Winter Games.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Prince George Cougars - History
  2. ^ 1688 to 1923: Geloso, Vincent, A Price Index for Canada, 1688 to 1850 (December 6, 2016). Afterwards, Canadian inflation numbers based on Statistics Canada tables 18-10-0005-01 (formerly CANSIM 326-0021) "Consumer Price Index, annual average, not seasonally adjusted". Statistics Canada. Retrieved April 17, 2021. and table 18-10-0004-13 "Consumer Price Index by product group, monthly, percentage change, not seasonally adjusted, Canada, provinces, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit". Statistics Canada. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  3. ^ City Already Reaping Rewards From New Building[permanent dead link]

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Coordinates: 53°54′16″N 122°48′7″W / 53.90444°N 122.80194°W / 53.90444; -122.80194