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Prospera Place, formerly known as Skyreach Place, is a 6,886-seat multi-purpose arena, in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. It replaced Kelowna Memorial Arena, which is still in use for smaller events.

Prospera Place
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Interior of Propera Place
Former namesSkyreach Place (1999–2003)
Prospera Place (2003–present)
Location1223 Water Street
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 9V1
OwnerGSL Group
OperatorGSL Group
CapacityConcerts: 8,000
Hockey: 5,507; 6,286 (with standing room)
Construction
Broke groundAugust 9, 1998
OpenedAugust 28, 1999
Construction cost$24 million
($34.5 million in 2018 dollars[1])
ArchitectICR Projects Inc.
Structural engineerWeiler Smith Bowers[2]
Services engineerMatteotti Yoneda Associates Ltd.
General contractorRG Construction, Ltd.
Tenants
Kelowna Rockets (WHL) (1999–present)

Opened in 1999, it is home to the Kelowna Rockets hockey club.

The arena hosted the Memorial Cup in 2004 and will be hosting the Memorial Cup again in May, 2020.[3]

Prospera Place hosted Skate Canada International in 2014 and will be hosting it again in Oct 2019.[4]

The arena has hosted concerts by many famous artists, spanning many different genres.

The So You Think You Can Dance Canada Tour came to the arena in 2009 and 2010.

A multi-story parking garage is situated nearby, as well as a private parking lot made available by the arena for attendants who have purchased a parking pass.

Prospera Credit Union obtained naming rights to the arena in 2003, rights it will keep until at least January 2024.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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 March 6, 2019. and 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 March 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "PROSPERA PLACE (formerly Skyreach Place) 1223 Water Street, Kelowna, BC". Weiler Smith Bowers. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
  3. ^ KelownaNow. "Kelowna named Canada's best mid-sized city for hosting sports events". KelownaNow. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  4. ^ "Skate Canada to return to Kelowna in 2019". Vernon Morning Star. 2018-10-25. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  5. ^ "Prospera Place Naming Rights Extended". April 23, 2019. Retrieved May 2, 2019.

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