|General Motors Centre|
|Location||99 Athol St. E, Oshawa, ON|
|Broke ground||June 22, 2005|
|Opened||November 3, 2006|
|Owner||City of Oshawa|
|Construction cost||$45 million|
|Architect||Giffels Design-Build Inc. and NORR Limited|
|Tenants||Oshawa Generals (2007-Present)|
The General Motors Centre (GMC) is a 5,500-seat multi-purpose arena located in downtown Oshawa, Ontario. The centre was constructed as a replacement for the Oshawa Civic Auditorium, whose main tenant is Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League. Groundbreaking took place June 22, 2005. The centre includes the main arena, and a community ice pad, and miniature outdoor skating rink. Opening night was November 3, 2006, when the Generals hosted the Owen Sound Attack. The fourth game of the 2006 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge was played at the GMC on November 27th, 2006.
General Motors Canada was announced as the winner of the naming rights to the arena on October 5th, 2006. The Centre is owned by the City of Oshawa, operated in conjunction with Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment. As of April 2008, MLSE has asked the City to release it from its management contract for the General Motors Centre.
The first goal ever scored at the General Motors Centre was scored by Dalyn Flatt of the Owen Sound Attack 6 minutes and 14 seconds into the game.
- General Motors Centre Official web site
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