Mosaic Place
Mosaic Place.jpg
Location River Street West and Second Avenue Northwest, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Broke ground July 9, 2009
Opened August 19, 2011
Owner City of Moose Jaw
Construction cost $61.2 million
Architect McDonell Quiring Neumann Architects
General Contractor Ventana Construction Corporation
Tenants Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL) (2011–present)
Capacity Ice hockey: 4,465
Concerts: 5,000+

Mosaic Place (also known as the Moose Jaw Multiplex) is a multi-purpose arena in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. It will host curling and ice hockey and is the home to the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League. It is opened on August 19th, 2011 and seats 4,500 spectators. It replaced the Warriors' current arena, the Moose Jaw Civic Centre.

History[edit | edit source]

By the early 2000s, the Moose Jaw Civic Centre faced criticism that it was too small and not up to standards for the Warriors hockey team. A civic referendum in 2006 approved construction of a new $36.3 million arena, with the city contributing $15 million. Soon after, plans emerged for a more ambitious $61.2 million facility, with $36.5 million coming from the city.[1][2] A group of citizens sued the city, claiming that the referendum vote in 2006 did not allow the city to spend more than the original amount.[3] The case was dismissed, and civic voters approved the project again in 2009 with a second referendum.[4]

The entire project cost about $61 million, with the city of Moose Jaw paying $34.5 million. Provincial and federal governments paid $8 million and community fundraising committed to $10 million. Groundbreaking for the new facility took place on July 9, 2009.[5] Ten-year naming rights to the facility were sold to The Mosaic Company for $150,000 per year, beginning in 2011.[6] Mosaic Place's operational costs are highly subsidized by the local taxpayers. In the first year of operation the Multi-Plex Operating Board (MOB) received over $1 million in total subsidies from the City of Moose Jaw.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Gourlie, Matthew. "WHL happy with city's decision", Moose Jaw Times-Herald, June 18, 2008. Retrieved on 2011-08-12. 
  2. Wolfe, Cory. "WHL applauds Moose Jaw decision to build new arena", The StarPhoenix, CanWest, June 19, 2008. Retrieved on 2011-08-12. 
  3. "City of Moose Jaw scores victory in hockey arena court case", CBC News, December 24, 2008. Retrieved on 2011-08-12. 
  4. "Clear yes to Moose Jaw multiplex", CBC News, February 25, 2009. Retrieved on 2011-08-12. 
  5. "Construction begins on Moose Jaw Multiplex", CBC News, July 9, 2009. Retrieved on 2011-08-12. 
  6. "Moose Jaw complex gets corporate name", CBC News, August 11, 2011. Retrieved on 2011-08-12. 

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