Progressive Auto Sales Arena
Sarnia Sting during pregame warmup.
Former names Sarnia Sports and Entertainment Centre (1999-2009; 2015-2016)
RBC Centre (2009-2015)
Location 1455 London Road
Sarnia, Ontario
N7T 7N2
Broke ground 1997
Opened September 7, 1998
Owner City of Sarnia
Operator City of Sarnia
Construction cost $15.9 million
Services engineer Integrated Engineering
General Contractor Ball Construction Ltd.
Capacity Hockey 4,118 (5,500 with standing room)
Concerts 6,000
Sarnia Sting (OHL) (1998-present)

The Progressive Auto Sales Arena  (formerly Sarnia Sports and Entertainment Centre (1999-2009; 2015-16) and RBC Centre (2009-2015)) is a 5,500-capacity (4,118-seated) multi-purpose arena in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. It is located on the campus of Lambton College and opened in September 1998. The RBC Center currently home to the Sarnia Sting OHL ice hockey team. Originally known as the Sarnia Sports and Entertainment Centre Royal Bank Of Canada took over sponsorship of the Arena in October of 2009, the arena then became known as the RBC Centre.

The arena features two NHL-sized ice pads, 43 luxury suites, and an in-house, full-service restaurant.

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In 1994, the Newmarket Royals was bought by the Ciccarelli brothers and moved to Sarnia, where they were renamed the Sarnia Sting. Though the Sting played their first three seasons at the Sarnia Arena, their relocation was conditional on a new arena being built by the city. The new arena would also become an issue in the November 1994 municipal elections.

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