Westerner Park Centrium
The Westerner Park Centrium is a two-tier 7,111-seat multi-purpose arena in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. It was built in 1991 and is the home arena of the Red Deer Rebels hockey team. The arena can hold a maximum of 7,819 people when floor seating is used. "Half house" seating is 3,357 when floor to ceiling divider curtains are used to mask off unused seating.
|Former names||Red Deer Centrium|
|Location||Red Deer, Alberta, Canada|
|Owner||Westerner Exposition Association|
|Operator||Westerner Exposition Association|
|Construction cost||CA$23 million|
($37.1 million in 2018 dollars)
|Architect||PBK Architects Inc.|
Group 2 Architecture Engineering Ltd.
|Structural engineer||Bearden Engineering Consultants Ltd.|
|General contractor||W. Brown Construction Ltd.|
|Red Deer Rebels (WHL) (1992–present)|
Located in Westerner Park in the south end of Red Deer, the Centrium is the largest indoor venue in Red Deer and Central Alberta. Besides hockey, it also hosts concerts, basketball, motor sports, ice shows, major curling events, circuses, boxing, rodeos, professional wrestling, trade shows and conventions.
In 2012, the Westerner Park Centrium expansion was completed. The expansion added 13 more luxury suites, a new 40-seat club suite and an additional 1,000 seats.
- Ice surface: 200 by 85 feet (61 m × 26 m), 17,000 square feet (1,600 m2)
- Arena level, seating removed: 50,000 square feet (4,600 m2)
- Concourse Level: 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2)
- Height: 52 feet (16 m) to roof truss
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