Maurice Richard Arena

Maurice Richard Arena
Aréna Maurice Richard
Location 2800, rue Viau, Montreal, Quebec H1V 3J3
Opened 1962
Owner City of Montreal
Architect Jean-Julien Perrault
Tenants Montreal Rocket (QMJHL) (1999-2003)
Capacity ice hockey: 4,750

Maurice Richard Arena (French: Aréna Maurice-Richard) is a 4,750-seat multi-purpose arena in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was built in 1962 and is named in honour of Maurice Richard.

The rink was renovated in 1994. This arena includes a multi-media exhibition on the life of the Montreal Canadiens great. Entrance to the arena is free and there is a souvenir shop onsite. Formerly home to the Montreal Rocket, the ice rink is also used for training by speed and figure skaters. It is an ideal setting for corporate events, with banquet seating up to 2000.

The arena also hosted boxing and wrestling at the 1976 Summer Olympics. The building is located on the same massive city block that is home to the Montreal Olympic Stadium. It is situated in the south east corner, next to the Biodome (formerly the cycling Velodrome) and the Olympic Stadium. The arena still hosts fight cards and concerts.

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