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Centre Bell
1260 de la Gauchetière Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3B 5E8
(514) 932-3720; (800) 363-8162
Owner: George N. Gillett Jr.
Capacity: 21,273 TOTAL
- 136 private boxes
- 2,500 Club Seats
- Prestige Section (first eight rows)
Dimensions of Rink: 200' x 85'
Press Box: 140 work stations on a circular catwalk.
Radio & TV: - 50 stations in a work room at ice level.
- Five television studios.
- Eight broadcast booths for TV & Radio.
Opened: 15-Mar-1996
First Official Game: March 16, 1996, win against New York Rangers 4-2
Montreal Forum
2313 St. Catherine Street West
Montreal, Quebec
Owner: The Molson Companies Ltd.
Capacity: 16,259 (Seats) + 1,700 (Standing Room) = 17,959 Total
Dimensions of Rink: 200' x 85'
Press Box: Suspended above ice, along West Side
Radio & TV: Suspended above ice, along East Side
Opened: 29-Nov-1924
First Official Game: November 29, 1924, win against Toronto St. Pats
Last Official Game: March 11, 1996, win against Dallas Stars 4-1
Arena Capacity: 17,959
Largest pro crowd: 19,040 (Regular Season); Jan. 7, 1974 vs. Philadelhia
  19,005 (Playoffs); May 8, 1973 vs. Chicago
Original Forum
Owner: Canadian Arena Company
Capacity: 9,000 Seats
Site: Atwater & Ste Catherine
First Game: Nov. 29, 1924; MTL 7, Tor 1
Attendance: 8,000
Original Cost: $1.5 Million
   
Renovations:  
1949 Capacity increased to 12,500
1968 Modernized, Air-Conditioned
  Capacity increased to 16,500
  Cost of $10,000,000
  Opened Nov 2, 1968
   
Jubilee Rink
Capacity: 3,500
Site: Corner of Ste Catherine & Moreau
First Game: Jan 5, 1910; Mtl 7, Cobalt 6
Last Season: 1918 (After Fire at Westmount Arena)
   
Westmount (Montreal) Arena
Capacity: 6,000
Site: Few hundred feet west of Atwater, site of current Forum
First Game: Dec. 19, 1917; Mtl 7, Ott 4
Last Game: Jan 2nd, 1918 (Fire)
   
Mount Royal Arena  
First Game: Jan. 10, 1920; Mtl 14, Tor 7
Last Season: 1925-1926