The game of ice hockey is very popular in some countries, such as Canada or the United States. Just like the game itself, ice hockey ground is also known for its uniqueness and beauty. The playing area is known as ice hockey rink and the enjoyment of witnessing a well-managed goal can be huge due to its beauty. Here is the list of top ten ice hockey grounds/arenas.
Opened in 1996, the ice hockey arena of this sports complex has a capacity to accommodate 21, 287 people. This is the biggest ice hockey arena with respect to seating capacity and is situated in Montreal, Canada.
Joe Louis Arena:
Joe Louis is the biggest ice hockey arena in the United States and the second biggest in the whole world. It has a capacity of 20,066 people and is present in Detroit. This multi-purpose arena is under the ownership of Detroit city.
This arena is present in Chicago, US and is the home to Chicago Blackhawks since 1995. Along with hosting dozens of ice hockey games every year, various other sports and musical concerts are also hosted in this area. 19,717 is the official capacity of this arena.
Wells Fargo Center:
This 19,537 capacity arena is also present in the United States. Since 1996, this is the home ground of Philadelphia Flyers. The same arena was previously known as Wachovia Center and First Union Center.
Scotiabank Saddledome is the second largest ice hockey arena in Canada and fifth largest in the whole world. The seating capacity of this arena is 19,289 and currently it is the home arena to Calgary Hitmen. The beautiful arena was constructed in 1983 and is known to host vast range of sports, musical and formal events.
BB&T Center is present in sunrise, Florida, US and has a capacity of 19,250 in its ice hockey arena. Basketball is also played here. National Hockey League Team Florida Panthers play in this arena. The Center was previously known as BankAtlantic Center, Broward County Civic Arena and Office Depot Center.
Present in Tampa, Florida, this beautiful arena has a seating capacity of 19,204 people. Other popular sports played here include basketball, football and wrestling. Since 1996, Tampa Bay Lightning has adopted it as their home arena.
Canadian Tire Centre:
Canadian Tire Centre is the third largest ice hockey arena in Canada. The arena has the ability to accommodate 19,153 people at one time. Opened in 1996 and expanded in 2005, this arena is the home to Ottawa Senators. Like most other famous arenas, it is also a multi-purpose arena and hosts various events.
Home to St. Louis Blues, Scottrade Centre is present in St. Louis, US. This arena continuously hosts events of ice hockey, basketball, soccer and concerts. Since its renovation in 2007, it can accommodate 19,150 spectators.
First Niagara Center:
First Niagara Center (earlier HSBC Arena) is another multipurpose arena which hosts ice hockey matches along with musical concerts and wrestling and basketball matches. The arena is located in Buffalo, NY, US. During ice hockey matches, First Niagara Center can host 19,070 people.
Above was the list of top ten ice hockey arenas in the world. Before closing this window let’s brainstorm and try to answer this question. “Is the myth of home advantage real?”. Do not forget to share your valuable comments regarding this question and the game of ice hockey in general.
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