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The following is a list of National Hockey League arenas including past, present, and future arenas:

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City
New Jersey Devils
(Colorado Rockies)
(Kansas City Scouts)
Prudential Center 2007-present 17,615[1] 2007 Newark, NJ
Continental Airlines Arena
Brendan Byrne Arena (1981-1996)
1982-2007 19,040[2] 1981 East Rutherford, NJ
McNichols Sports Arena 1976-1982 16,061[3] 1975 Denver, CO
Kemper Arena 1974-1976 17,647[4] 1974 Kansas City, MO
New York Islanders Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 1972-present 16,234[5] 1972 Uniondale, NY
New York Rangers Madison Square Garden (IV) 1968-present 18,200[6] 1968 New York City, NY
Madison Square Garden (III) 1926-1968 15,000[7] 1925
Philadelphia Flyers Wachovia Center
First Union Center (1998-2003)
CoreStates Center (1996-1998)
1996-present 19,523[8] 1996 Philadelphia, PA
The Spectrum
Wachovia Spectrum (2003-present)
First Union Spectrum (1998-2003)
CoreStates Spectrum (1994-1998)
1967-1996 17,380 1967
Pittsburgh Penguins New Pittsburgh Arena 2010 18,000[9] 2010 Pittsburgh, PA
Mellon Arena
Pittsburgh Civic Arena (1961-1999)
1967-present 16,958[10] 1961
Northeast Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City
Boston Bruins TD Banknorth Garden
FleetCenter (1995-2005)
Shawmut Center (1995)
1995-present 17,565[11] 1995 Boston, MA
Boston Garden
Boston Garden (1928)
1928-1995 14,448[12] 1928
Boston Arena
Matthews Arena (1979-present)
1924-1928 5,900 1910
Buffalo Sabres HSBC Arena
Marine Midland Arena (1996-1999)
1996-present 18,690[8] 1996 Buffalo, NY
Buffalo Memorial Auditorium 1970-1996 16,230[13] 1940
Montreal Canadiens Bell Centre
Molson Centre (1996-2002)
1996-present 21,273[14] 1996 Montréal, QC
Montreal Forum 1926-1996 17,959[15] 1924
Mount Royal Arena 1919-1926 10,000 1919
Jubilee Arena 1909-1919 3,000 1908
Ottawa Senators Scotiabank Place
Corel Centre (1996-2006)
The Palladium (1996)
1996-present 19,153 1996 Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Civic Centre 1992-1996 10,575 1968
Toronto Maple Leafs
(Toronto St. Patricks)
(Toronto Arenas)
Air Canada Centre 1999-present 18,819[8] 1999 Toronto, ON
Maple Leaf Gardens 1931-1999 15,837 1931
Mutual Street Arena
Arena Gardens (1912-1932)
1917-1931 7,500 1912
Southeast Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City
Atlanta Thrashers Philips Arena 1999-present 18,750 1999 Atlanta, GA
Carolina Hurricanes
(Hartford Whalers)
(New England Whalers)
RBC Center
Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena (1999-2002)
1999-present 18,730 1999 Raleigh, NC
Greensboro Coliseum 1997-1999 21,273 1959 Greensboro, NC
Springfield Civic Center
MassMutual Center (2005-present)
1978-1980 6,679 1972 Springfield, MA
Hartford Civic Center 1980-1997
1975-1978
15,635 1975 Hartford, CT
Florida Panthers BankAtlantic Center
Office Depot Center (2002-2005)
National Car Rental Center (1998-2002)
Broward County Civic Arena (1998)
1998-present 19,250 1998 Sunrise, FL
Miami Arena 1993-1998 14,696 1988 Miami, FL
Tampa Bay Lightning St. Pete Times Forum
Ice Palace (1996-2002)
1996-present 19,758 1996 Tampa, FL
Thunderdome
Tropicana Field (1996-present)
Florida Suncoast Dome (1990-1993)
1993-1996 26,000 1990 St. Petersburg, FL
Expo Hall 1992-1993 10,425 UNK Tampa, FL
Washington Capitals Verizon Center
MCI Center (1997-2006)
1997-present 18,277 1997 Washington, D.C.
US Airways Arena
Capital Centre (1973-1993, 1996-present)
1974-1997 18,130 1973 Landover, MD

Western ConferenceEdit

Western Conference
Central Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City
Chicago Blackhawks
(Chicago Black Hawks)
United Center 1994-present 20,500 1994 Chicago, IL
Chicago Stadium 1929-1994 17,317 1929
Chicago Coliseum 1926-1929 6,000 1899
Columbus Blue Jackets Nationwide Arena 2000-present 18,136 2000 Columbus, OH
Detroit Red Wings
(Detroit Falcons)
(Detroit Cougars)
Joe Louis Arena 1979-present 20,066 1979 Detroit, MI
Detroit Olympia 1927-1979 16,700 1927
Border Cities Arena
Windsor Arena
1926-1927 3,600 1924 Windsor, ON
Nashville Predators Sommet Center
Nashville Arena (1996-1999), (2007)
Gaylord Entertainment Center (1999-2007)
1998-present 17,113 1996 Nashville, TN
St. Louis Blues Scottrade Center
Savvis Center (2000-2006)
Kiel Center (1994-2000)
1994-present 19,022 1994 St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Arena
The Checkerdome (1977-1983)
1967-1994 20,000 1929
Northwest Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City
Calgary Flames
(Atlanta Flames)
Pengrowth Saddledome
Canadian Airlines Saddledome (1996-2000)
Olympic Saddledome (1983-1996)
1983-present 19,289[8] 1983 Calgary, AB
Stampede Corral 1980-1983 7,424 1950
Omni Coliseum 1972-1980 15,278 1972 Atlanta, GA
Colorado Avalanche
(Québec Nordiques)
Pepsi Center 1999-present 18,007[8] 1999 Denver, CO
McNichols Sports Arena 1995-1999 16,061[3] 1975
Quebec Coliseum / Colisée de Québec
Colisée Pepsi (1999-present)
1972-1995 15,399 1950 Québec City, QC
Edmonton Oilers
(Alberta Oilers)
Rexall Place
Skyreach Centre (1998-2003)
Edmonton Coliseum (1995-1998)
Northlands Coliseum (1974-1995)
1974-present 16,839[8] 1974 Edmonton, AB
Edmonton Gardens 1972-1974 7,200 1913
Minnesota Wild Xcel Energy Center 2000-present 18,064[8] 2000 St. Paul, MN
Vancouver Canucks General Motors Place 1995-present 18,630 1995 Vancouver, BC
Pacific Coliseum 1970-1995 16,150 1967
Pacific Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City
Anaheim Ducks
(Mighty Ducks of Anaheim)
Honda Center
Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim (1993-2006)
Anaheim Arena (1993)
1993-present 17,174[8] 1993 Anaheim, CA
Dallas Stars
(Minnesota North Stars)
American Airlines Center 2001-present 18,532 2001 Dallas, TX
Reunion Arena 1993-2001 17,001 1980
Metropolitan Sports Center 1967-1993 15,000 1967 Bloomington, MN
Los Angeles Kings Staples Center 1999-present 18,118 1999 Los Angeles, CA
Great Western Forum
The Forum (1967-1988, 2003-present)
1967-1999 16,005 1967 Inglewood, CA
Phoenix Coyotes
(Winnipeg Jets)
Jobing.com Arena
Glendale Arena (2003-2006)
2003-present 17,799[8] 2003 Glendale, AZ
America West Arena
US Airways Center (2006-present)
1996-2003 16,210 1992 Phoenix, AZ
Winnipeg Arena 1972-1996 15,393[16] 1955 Winnipeg, MB
San Jose Sharks HP Pavilion at San Jose
Compaq Center at San Jose (2001-2002)
San Jose Arena (1993-2001)
1993-present 17,496[8] 1993 San Jose, CA
Cow Palace 1991-1993 11,089 1941 Daly City, CA

Defunct teamsEdit

Defunct Teams Arenas
Team (years in NHL) Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City
Brooklyn Americans
(1941-1942)
(New York Americans)
(1925-1941)
Madison Square Garden (III) 1925–1942 UNK 1925 New York City, NY
Cleveland Barons
(1976-1978)
(California Golden Seals)
(1970-1976)
(Oakland Seals)
(1967-1970)
(California Seals)
(1967)
Coliseum at Richfield 1976-1978 UNK 1974 Richfield,OH
Oakland Coliseum Arena 1967-1976 19,596 1966 Oakland, CA
(Hamilton Tigers)
(1920-1925)
(Quebec Bulldogs)
(1919-1920)
Barton Street Arena 1920-1925 4,500 1910 Hamilton, ON
Quebec Coliseum 1919-1920 UNK 1910 Québec City, QC|-
Philadelphia Quakers
(1930-1931)
(Pittsburgh Pirates)
(1925-1930)
Philadelphia Arena 1930-1931 4,000 1920 Philadelphia, PA
Duquesne Gardens 1925-1930 6,500 1890 Pittsburgh, PA
Montreal Maroons
(1924-1938)
Montreal Forum 1924-1938 17,959[15] 1924 Montréal, QC
Montreal Wanderers
(1917-1918)
Montreal Arena 1917-1918 6,000 1898 Montréal, QC
St. Louis Eagles
(1934-1935)
(Ottawa Senators)
(1917-1934)
St. Louis Arena 1934-1935 20,000 1929 St. Louis, MO
Ottawa Auditorium 1923-1934 10,000 1923 Ottawa, ON
Dey's Arena 1917-1923 7,000 1907

ReferencesEdit

  1. NHL.com - Prudential Center. Retrieved on 2007-05-04.
  2. meadowlands.com - Continental Airlines Arena Facts & Figures. Retrieved on 2007-05-04.
  3. 3.0 3.1 ballparks.com - McNichols Sports Arena. Retrieved on 2007-05-16.
  4. kemperarenakc.com - Kemper Arena History. Retrieved on 2007-05-04.
  5. nassaucoliseum.com - Venue History. Retrieved on 2007-05-04.
  6. thegarden.com - FAQ. Retrieved on 2007-05-16.
  7. ballparks.com - Madison Square Garden III. Retrieved on 2007-05-16.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 Toronto Star - NLL team capsules (NLL uses NHL alignment). Retrieved on 2007-05-16.
  9. hockey.ballparks.com - Venue Info. Retrieved on 2007-05-04.
  10. CBC.ca - Penguins' days in Pittsburgh numbered?. Retrieved on 2007-05-16.
  11. tdbanknorthgarden.com - General Info. Retrieved on 2007-05-04.
  12. ballparks.com - Boston Garden. Retrieved on 2007-05-16.
  13. Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association - Aud quick facts. Retrieved on 2007-05-16.
  14. Bell Centre - Quick Facts. Retrieved on 2007-05-16.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Ballparks.com - Montreal Forum. Retrieved on 2007-05-16.
  16. Ballparks.com - Winnipeg Arena. Retrieved on 2007-05-03.

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