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Bell MTS Place
Smack dab in the center of Manitoba in the gorgeous city of Winnipeg, the Great White North boasts one of the newest indoor sports and event arenas anywhere. Known as the Bell MTS Place, this venue can hold up to 17,000 people right in Winnipeg’s downtown neighborhood.
History of the Bell MTS Place
Originally known as the True North Centre during its initial planning and construction phases, the Bell MTS Place was built to replace the older Winnipeg Arena, which had been struggling to stay modernized, as it had been opened in 1955. The new venue was opened in 2004 on the former site of famous Canadian department store Eaton’s, which had shuttered after going bankrupt in 2001, though there are a number of Eaton’s memorabilia on display within the arena as a nod to the historic retail chain.
What’s So Great About Bell MTS Place Events?
You can’t get anything better than the Bell MTS Place when it comes to sports or concert venues in Manitoba. Winnipeg is the place to be, and there’s just not any arena setting that’s even comparable. So unless you feel like spending hours cross-country to either Ontario or Alberta, the Bell MTS Place is the only game in town!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Bell MTS Place located?
Bell MTS Place is located in the center of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
What kind of events does Bell MTS Place host?
Other than great hockey, Bell MTS Place events can accommodate sports like volleyball, soccer, that ultra-Canadian sport known as curling, and even professional wrestling and UFC events as well.
The venue is also one of the most popular places in Winnipeg to take in arena concerts as well. In fact, the record-holder event was a Metallica concert in 2018 at the venue, where a total of 17,000 screaming fans were in attendance, which actually slightly exceeded its stated maximum capacity. Talk about a sellout crowd!
Which team is playing at Bell MTS Place?
The Bell MTS Place is Hockey Heaven, as it has hosted the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets since 2011. It’s also been the off-again, on-again home of the AHL’s Manitoba Moose from 2004 to 2011 and then from 2015 onwards.
Where can I park for free at Bell MTS Place?
There is abundant parking available for Bell MTS Place events in the venue and surrounding area. Prices vary depending on the lot, but generally speaking, the further you park, the cheaper the parking fee.
What is the seating capacity of Bell MTS Place?
Bell MTS Place sporting events can accommodate up to 17,000 cheering fans.
Who owns Bell MTS Place?
Bell MTS Place is owned by True North Sports & Entertainment.
How do I get to Bell MTS Place using public transport?
Fans wishing to reach Bell MTS Place events by public transport have a number of options at their disposal. The venue’s downtown location makes it extremely accessible. So, check your best route, depending on where you’re coming from.