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Canada Life Centre

Opened:Nov. 16, 2004Home Team:Winnipeg Jets
Owner:True North Sports & EntertainmentCapacity:15,321
Location:300 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MBFormer Names:MTS Centre (2004–2017)
Bell MTS Place (2017–2021)

Canada Life Centre (formerly MTS Centre and Bell MTS Place) is an indoor arena in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba. The arena is the home of the National Hockey League’s Winnipeg Jets and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Manitoba Moose.

The arena stands on the former Eaton’s site and is owned and operated by True North Sports & Entertainment. The 440,000 square feet (41,000 m2) building was constructed for $133.5 million CAD. It opened on Nov. 16, 2004, replacing the since-demolished Winnipeg Arena. It has a capacity of 15,321 for hockey and 16,345 for concerts.

Canada Life Centre, Home of the Winnipeg Jets
Canada Life Centre, Home of the Winnipeg Jets (Just hockey, CC BY 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

First Games

  • Sept. 17, 2006 – Edmonton Oilers v. Phoenix Coyotes (5-0 Oilers win)
  • Oct. 9, 2011 – Jets v. Montreal Canadiens (5-1 loss)

Notable Events

  • World Junior Championship – 2005
  • Super Series (Canada v. Russia) – 2007
  • IIHF Women’s World Championship – 2007
  • Tim Horton’s Brier – 2008
  • UFC 161