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The Jean-Daigle Centre is an indoor arena under construction located in Edmundston, New Brunswick. The arena is expected to open in the fall of 2017.

The ceremonial turning of the sod was done on September 12, 2016. The cost of the facility is expected to be $21 million. ($7 million from the Government of Canada, $7 million from the province of New Brunswick, and $7 million from the city of Edmundston. The facility will have 2,400 permanent seats and space to accommodate 1,300 more.

The facility is named after Jean Daigle, a retired local business owner. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1970; however an accident led him to a career in construction.

When the facility opens it will become home to the relocated Dieppe Commandos of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League. The relocation was approved by the league on November 2, 2016.