Max Bell Centre (Winnipeg)

The Max Bell Centre is a multipurpose athletic facility located on the University of Manitoba campus in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It is located across the street from Investors Group Field and next to the Investors Group Athletic Centre. Inside the complex is the Wayne Fleming Arena as well as an indoor track and field house.

Max Bell Centre
Location109 Sidney Smith Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T 2M6
Coordinates49°48′33″N 97°8′23″W / 49.80917°N 97.13972°W / 49.80917; -97.13972Coordinates: 49°48′33″N 97°8′23″W / 49.80917°N 97.13972°W / 49.80917; -97.13972
OwnerUniversity of Manitoba
Capacity1,400 (ice hockey)
1,350 (track and field)
Opened1981
Tenants
Manitoba Bisons (U Sports) (1981–present)
Winnipeg Ice (2019–)

The ice hockey arena is open year-round and has a seating capacity of 1,400. It is home to the Manitoba Bisons men's and women's hockey teams and was also used as a venue for inline hockey during the 1999 Pan American Games. The arena will host the WHL team Winnipeg Ice while a new arena is built. The fieldhouse features two tracks and a large multipurpose infield. It has a seating capacity of 1,350 for track meets and other sporting events.

The entire complex is named after Canadian businessman and philanthropist Max Bell, while the hockey arena is named in honour of the late Wayne Fleming. Fleming played for and coached the Bisons men's hockey team before moving onto a distinguished coaching career in professional hockey.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "U of M names arena after Wayne Fleming". Winnipeg Free Press. 1 October 2013.

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