Zip-code:QC H4B 5G0
Main Phone Number:(514) 932 - 2582
Every year, the home of the Montreal Canadiens attracts more than 1 million spectators to their hockey games.
Total Meeting Space:168778 (in square feet)
Total Meeting Rooms:6
Property Brand:Centre Bell
Meeting Rooms:Whether it's attending a Canadiens' game, a concert with a world famous artist or a family show, the Bell Centre is clearly at the top of anyone's venue list. Furthermore, the Bell Centre is the perfect place for corporate gatherings and receptions of any kind.
Description:It opened on March 16, 1996 after nearly three years under construction. Formerly known as the Molson Centre, is a sports and entertainment complex in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is currently owned by a partnership group headed by Geoff Molson and his brothers, Andrew and Justin. The same ownership group also owns the Montreal Canadiens and Evenko, an entertainment event promoter. Since it opened in 1996, it has consistently been listed as one of the world's busiest arenas, usually receiving the highest attendance of any arena in Canada. In 2008, it was the 6th busiest arena in the world based on ticket sales for non-sporting events. The Bell Centre is located in downtown Montreal, near the corner of Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal (formerly Rue de la Gauchetière Ouest) and Rue de la Montagne. The Bell Centre is well located due to its very close proximity to a vast array of bars and restaurants. The building covers an area of 1.568 hectares or 3.87 acres (15,680 square metres or 168,778 square feet). It has a seating capacity of 21,273, making it the largest National Hockey League (NHL) arena. It also holds four restaurants, the most popular being La Cage aux Sports, which is one of the largest sports restaurants/bars in Montreal. The Molson Ex Zone features a live band stage and its own red theme. The final two games of the three-game 1996 World Cup of Hockey championship series were held at the Bell Centre (the USA won both games, defeating Canada in the series 2–1). The Bell Centre was also host to two pool games in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey. The Bell Centre is also the primary concert venue for major performances. Most shows put on by big acts visit the arena unless they require more room than is available in a hockey rink-sized facility; in which case the Olympic Stadium is used, or less frequently, Parc Jean-Drapeau.