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Construction cost of NHL Arenas
($ US - Millions)

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In 1999-2000, the Kings moved to the Staples Center, which was built at a cost of $US 300M.
They left the Great Western Forum, which cost $US 16M in 1967.

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The NHL arena with the most seats is Montreal's Molson Centre, with 21,631.

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The cost of the new Staples Center (LA) was almost as high as the combined cost of the Pepsi
Center (Denver) and Entertainment & Sports Arena (Carolina).

City           Arena                Opening Cap.   Cost
Los Angeles   Staples Center         1999  20,000  300
Toronto       Air Canada Center      1999  21,000  250
Rangers       Madison Square Garden  1968  18,200  243
Dallas        Not determined         2000  21,000  232
Montréal      Centre Molson          1996  21,631  230
Atlanta       Not determined         1999  20,000  213
Philadelphia  First Union Center     1996  18,168  210
Washington    MCI Center             1997  20,000  200
Ottawa        Corel Center           1996  18,500  200
Florida       Nat.Car Rental Center  1998  19,452  185
Calgary       Cnd Airl. Saddledome   1983  20,035  176
Chicago       United Center          1994  21,500  175
San Jose      S.J. Arena             1993  17,483  163
Tampa Bay     Ice Palace             1996  19,756  160
Vancouver     GM Place               1995  19,193  160
Boston        FleetCenter            1995  17,565  160
Colorado      Pepsi Center           1999  19,309  160
Carolina      Entert.& Sports Arena  1999  20,000  158
Nashville     Nashville Arena        1996  20,000  154
Columbus      Nationwide Arena       2000  18,500  150
St.Louis      Kiel Center            1994  19,267  135
Minnesota     Not determined         2000  18,632  130
Buffalo       Marine Midland         1996  18,500  122
Anaheim       Arrowhead Pond         1993  17,174  120
Phoenix       America West Arena     1992  17,500  101
New Jersey    Continental Air Arena  1981  19,040   85
Edmonton      Edmonton Coliseum      1974  17,500   68
Carolina      Greensboro Coliseum    1959  21,000   57
Detroit       Joe Louis Arena        1979  18,785   34
Islanders     Nassau Coliseum        1972  16,297   31
Dallas        Reunion Arena          1980  16,953   27
Colorado      McNichols Arena        1973  16,061   24
Pittsburgh    Civic Arena            1961  17,323   22
Los Angeles   Great Western Forum    1967  16,005   16
Toronto       Maple Leaf Gardens     1931  15,646    1.5


Ongoing renovation is included in the cost of construction.
(except for Maple Leaf Gardens).

Source: ESPN

 

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