|Barrie Molson Centre|
|Location|| 555 Bayview Drive, Barrie, Ontario L4N 8Y2
|Owner||City of Barrie|
|Construction cost||$13 million|
|Tenants|| Barrie Colts (OHL) (1995-Present) |
Barrie Lakeshores (Major Series Lacrosse) (2004-2007)
The Barrie Molson Centre is a 4,195-seat multi-purpose arena in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. The Barrie Molson Centre, also known as the BMC, held its first ever OHL game on December 31, 1995 when the Barrie Colts hosted the Sudbury Wolves. It is home to the Barrie Colts ice hockey team and the Barrie Lakeshores MLS Lacrosse Team. The Colts played the first half of their inaugural season at the old Barrie Arena while the BMC was under construction.
The BMC was one of the first modern arenas built in the OHL and was the blueprint from which a lot of the newer arenas were modeled. There is a full concourse so you can walk all the way around the arena. In the west end the concourse goes through Casey's Restaurant which was added in 2003, replacing what was once the Horsepower Grill. The BMC has a standard four-sided scoreboard and a scoreboard at the west end. There are time of day clocks and shot clocks at each end. The BMC added 4 video screens in the arena bowl for replays and to watch the game. The ice surface at the Barrie Molson Centre is regulation size of 200' by 85'.
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