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Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre
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Location Flag of Canada.svg Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
Broke ground September 24, 2007
Opened May 10, 2009 (scheduled)
Owner City of Abbotsford
Operator Global Spectrum
Construction cost Canadian dollar $64.7-million
Architect PBK Architects
Tenants Abbotsford Heat (AHL) (2009-present)
Capacity 7,018 (Hockey)

The Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre is a 6,653-seat multi-purpose arena in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. The arena was expected to cost $64.7-million. Beginning in Fall 2009, it is home to the Abbotsford Heat, the Calgary Flames' American Hockey League affiliate.

HistoryEdit

On September 25, 2006, Abbotsford council voted unanimously to hold a referendum asking voters to borrow $85-million to fund three community projects, including a new entertainment and sports centre. The arena was approved by Abbotsford voters on November 25, 2006 with a 54.8% majority.

Arena amenitiesEdit

The new arena has an initial capacity of 7,000 seats with room for expansion to 8,500. There are 200 club seats, 12 boxes, 20 private suites, and 2 party suites.


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