Sandman Centre Interior

The Sandman Centre (formerly the  Interior Savings Centre, prior to that the Sport Mart Place, and prior to that Riverside Coliseum) is a 5,658-seat multi-purpose arena in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. It is home to the Kamloops Blazers Ice hockey team.

The Arena is located on Mark Recchi Way, named after the NHL player whose hometown and home team (Blazers) is in Kamloops.

The Sandman Centre was constructed to replace the Kamloops Memorial Arena, built in 1948 and now a historical landmark. Interior Savings Centre opened as the Riverside Coliseum in 1992. The arena was later renamed Sport Mart Place due to a sponsorship deal with Sport Mart. The deal between Sport Mart and the City of Kamloops expired during the summer of 2005 and a new sponsorship deal resulted in the renamed Interior Savings Centre.  The facility was renamed on July 29, 2015 to the Sandman Centre as part of a ten year naming rights deal with the Sandman Hotel Group.

In summer/fall of 2005, The Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club, City of Kamloops, and several corporate sponsors constructed new private box seats, upping the capacity by hundreds of seats.

On July 28, 2015, Sandman Signature bought the naming rights for 10 years therefore changing the name to Sandman Centre.

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