The Colisée Pepsi is an arena located in Quebec City, Quebec. The Colisée has a capacity of 15 399 and was built in 1949, opening on December 15, 1949. The arena was built to replace the previous arena which burned down on the same spot. The arena is located in ExpoCite which also is hame to the Pavillon de la Jeunesse and the new Videotron Centre.
The new facility is being built adjacent to the Colisee, scheduled to open for the 2015-16 season. The old arena will not be torn down as Quebec City is planning on bidding for the Winter Olympic Games at some point in the future and the arena would be needed. As part of the cost for the new arena $7 million has been set aside for renovating the Colisee.
Tenants[edit | edit source]
The Colisée has been home to
- from 1950 to 1971, the home of the Quebec Aces of the QHL and AHL
- from 1969 to 1985 the home of the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL
- from 1972 to 1995, the home of the Quebec Nordiques of the WHA and NHL
- from 1996 to 1997, the home of the Quebec Rafales
- from 1999 to 2002, the home of the Quebec Citadelles of the AHL
- from 1999 to 2015, the home of the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL
- from 2004 to 2007, the home of the Quebec Radio X of the LNAH
Events[edit | edit source]
The arena has hosted many of hockey's major events
- 1971 Memorial Cup
- 1991 Memorial Cup
- 2003 Memorial Cup
- game one of the 1974 Summit Series
- one game each of the 1976 Canada Cup and 1991 Canada Cup
- co-hosted the 1978 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships along with the Montreal Forum
- co-hosted the 2008 IIHF World Championships alon with the Halifax Metro Centre
- Rendez-Vous '87 (2 game series between NHL All Stars and the Soviet National Team
- The arena will be sent out in style as the final major event to be held at the arena is the 2015 Memorial Cup.