Westman Communications Group Place at Keystone Centre
Former names Keystone Arena
Location 1175 18th Street
Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7C5
Broke ground November 13, 1970[1]
Opened April 2, 1973[2]
Expanded 1982, 1992
Owner Keystone Agricultural & Recreation Centre Inc.
Operator Keystone Agricultural & Recreation Centre Inc.
Surface Multi-surface
Construction cost 3.4 million
Architect Ward & Macdonald Associates[1]
Capacity 5,102 (Hockey)
5,000 (Royal Manitoba Winter Fair)
Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) (1972–present)
Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba (1972-present)

The Westman Place is a multi-purpose facility located in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. It has 38,600 sq. metres of multi-use space under one roof. The main 5,927-seat arena, previously known as the Keystone Arena, is now known as Westman Communications Group Place. On May 1, 2007, Westman Communications Group purchased the naming rights of the main arena, as well as the viewing lounge. It is home to the Brandon Wheat Kings ice hockey team, the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba], and various other events and activities.

The original structure was built in 1972, but has seen numerous expansions since that time, including the construction of a hotel that replaced a former home of the Wheat Kings, the adjacent Manex Arena. It underwent interior redesign in the summer of 2007. HD televisions in the concourse and two electronic reader board messaging systems as part of the ten-year deal with WCG.

On October 15, 2008 the WHL announced that Brandon had won the rights to host the 2010 Memorial Cup from May 14–23, 2010 at the Westman Communications Group Place.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Provincial Exhibition Association of Manitoba fonds. Brandon University. Retrieved on October 18, 2013.
  2. The Official opening of the Keystone Center occurred on 2nd April 1973. eBrandon. Retrieved on October 18, 2013.
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