Colisée Jean Béliveau

The Colisée Jean-Béliveau (originally known as Aréna Jacques-Cartier)[1] is a multi-purpose arena built in 1966 in Longueuil, Quebec, and home to the ice hockey team of Le Collège Français de Longueuil, that play in the Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League. The arena was originally named Aréna Jacques-Cartier, but renamed in 1971 in honour of former hockey great, Jean Béliveau[2] to mark his 500th career goal.[1]

Colisée Jean-Béliveau
Former namesAréna Jacques-Cartier
Location1755 Boulevard Jacques-Cartier Est, Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°32′39″N 73°27′26″W / 45.54417°N 73.45722°W / 45.54417; -73.45722Coordinates: 45°32′39″N 73°27′26″W / 45.54417°N 73.45722°W / 45.54417; -73.45722
Capacity2,400 seated, 2,600 (including standing room)
Construction
Construction costCAD $924,000
ArchitectMajor and Gagnon

It has 2,400 seats, and a total capacity of 2,600 with standing room. It previously hosted two ice hockey teams in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the Longueuil Chevaliers (1982–87) and the Longueuil Collège Français (1988–91).

The original plans were conceived by the architects Major and Gagnon, then completed by consulting engineers Lalonde, Girouard & Letendre, and was built by the firm Désourdy (now named Construction DJL inc.).[2] It was built at a cost of $924,000.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Bélanger, Denis (2011-12-28). "Portrait éclair des arénas de Longueuil" (in French). Le Courrier du Sud. p. 50. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Dictionnaire historique de Longueuil, de Jacques-Cartier et de Montréal-Sud". Société historique du Marigot. Archived from the original on 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2009-03-31.