MTS Centre

The MTS Centre is an indoor sports arena and entertainment venue in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It is home of the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League, and also served as the home of the American Hockey League's Manitoba Moose (now the St. John's IceCaps) from 2004 to 2011.

It is located on the former Eaton's site and is owned and operated by True North Sports & Entertainment. The 440,000 square feet (41,000 m2) building was constructed at a cost of $133.5 million CAD. It opened on November 16, 2004, replacing the since-demolished Winnipeg Arena. The MTS Centre has a capacity of 15,004 for hockey and 16,345 for concerts. It was originally known as the True North Centre during its planning and construction stages before the naming rights were purchased by Manitoba Telecom Services.

The arena has made Winnipeg a more prominent location for concerts, as the building is known for its excellent acoustics. It is also known since the return of the Jets as the loudest arena in the NHL, despite having the smallest seating capacity of any NHL arena.

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MTS Centre - NHL Returns
... to the NHL gained momentum, especially after the MTS Centre, constructed entirely with private money, opened ... In response to this, many questions were raised about the MTS Centre's potential suitability to host an NHL team ... In 2015, the MTS Centre will be the second smallest home arena next to the Barclay's Center located in Brooklyn, which seats 14,500 ...
History - Winnipeg Jets (2011–present)
... there were rumours that True North Sports Entertainment, the company which owns both Winnipeg's MTS Centre and the American Hockey League (AHL)'s Manitoba Moose ... On May 31, 2011, at a press conference at the MTS Centre, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed that the Atlanta Thrashers had been sold to True North ... Blue Jackets on September 20, 2011 (at both MTS Centre and Columbus' Nationwide Arena) ...
Sport In Winnipeg - Hockey
... the Moose moved from the Winnipeg Arena to the new MTS Centre ... Sports Entertainment, owners of the Moose and MTS Centre, purchased the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers, and relocated the team to Winnipeg ... The team plays out of the MTS Centre ...

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