|Location||1 IceDogs Way|
St. Catharines, Ontario
|Owner||City of St. Catharines|
|Operator||SMG Canada ULC|
|Construction cost||$50 million(Canadian)|
|Capacity||5,300 - Hockey|
6,000 - Concerts
|Field dimensions||200' X 85'|
|Niagara IceDogs (OHL) (2014–present)|
Niagara Lock Monsters (CLax) (2015–present)
Niagara River Lions (NBL Canada) (2015–present)
The Meridian Centre is a 5,300 seat arena in downtown St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, located at 1 IceDogs Way. The arena is the home of the Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League as well as the Niagara River Lions of the National Basketball League of Canada and the Niagara Lock Monsters of the Canadian Lacrosse League.
Meridian Credit Union was given the naming rights of the facility in recognition of its $5.23 million contribution to the project. The name of the arena was announced in September of 2013. 
The Niagara IceDogs won their first game at the Meridian Centre on October 16, 2014 against the Belleville Bulls by a score of 7-4 in front of a sellout crowd of 5,300, the largest attendance in franchise history.
The Meridian Centre hosted the 2016 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship in January 2016. The final, a 3-2 overtime victory for the United States over Canada, resulted in the largest hockey crowd in arena history at 5,516. Overall, the total tournament attendance of 34,523 surpassed the previous record of 16,855.
The Meridian Centre is also set to host the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the annual Canadian women's curling championship.
- ↑ http://www.meridiancu.ca/meridian/MeridianCentre/Pages/default.aspx
- ↑ Jocsak, Julie (22 October 2014). Dallas Green's historic homecoming. Retrieved on 13 December 2014.
- ↑ Fraser, Don (6 October 2014). Meridian Centre offers sneak peek of $50M facility. Retrieved on 13 December 2014.
- ↑ http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2016/01/15/ot-heartbreak-for-canada
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