Sadlon Arena
"BMC"
Barrie Molson Centre.jpg
Location 555 Bayview Drive, Barrie, Ontario L4N 8Y2
  • Tel: (705) 737-6851
Broke ground 1995
Opened December 1995
Owner City of Barrie
Construction cost $13 million
Tenants Barrie Colts (OHL) (1995-Present)
Capacity
  • Hockey: 4,195
  • East End Stage: 4,801
  • Center Stage: 5,000
  • Wrestling: 5,400
  • Standing Room: 100 people (North East Corner and the South East Corners of the arena bowl)
  • Luxury suites: 27 - 14 at ice level and 13 at the top of the seating area on the Southside of the BMC

The Sadlon Arena formerly the Barrie Molson Centre is a 4,195-seat multi-purpose arena in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. The Barrie Molson Centre, also known as the BMC, held its first ever OHL game on December 31, 1995 when the Barrie Colts hosted the Sudbury Wolves. It is home to the Barrie Colts ice hockey team and the Barrie Lakeshores MLS Lacrosse Team. The Colts played the first half of their inaugural season at the old Barrie Arena while the BMC was under construction.

The BMC was one of the first modern arenas built in the OHL and was the blueprint from which a lot of the newer arenas were modeled. There is a full concourse so you can walk all the way around the arena. In the west end the concourse goes through Casey's Restaurant which was added in 2003, replacing what was once the Horsepower Grill. The BMC has a standard four-sided scoreboard and a scoreboard at the west end. There are time of day clocks and shot clocks at each end. The BMC added 4 video screens in the arena bowl for replays and to watch the game. The ice surface at the Barrie Molson Centre is regulation size of 200' by 85'.

The naming agreement for the Barrie Molson Centre ended on December 31, 2018.[1] As a result, the City of Barrie placed an interim sign on the arena with the initials BMC until a new sponsor was found.[2] On November 26, 2019, the city announced that a new, 10-year naming rights agreement with Paul Sadlon Motors (a local auto dealership) had been approved that will change the name of the facility to "Sadlon Arena".[3]

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  1. Barrie Molson Centre renaming rights deal referred back to staff (June 19, 2018). Retrieved on October 11, 2019.
  2. The arena with no name: Former Barrie Molson Centre in naming limbo (October 4, 2019). Retrieved on October 11, 2019.
  3. City secures naming rights for Barrie’s premier arena. City of Barrie (November 26, 2019). Retrieved on November 28, 2019.
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