Best Hockey Arena’s

1) Bell Centre–Home to the Montreal Canadians

This Arena was erected in 1996 after 3 years of construction. It holds over 21,000 people and is known around the NHL for holding the largest capacity of fans. In addition to holding the Montreal Canadians, the Bell Centre is also home to some of the biggest acts. In Canada, it can be considered one of the busiest around. Also, in 2008 the Bell Centre “was the 6th busiest arena in the world based on ticket sales for non-sporting events.”

2) Xcel Energy Center–Home to the Minnesota Wild

The Xcel Center has been known to be one of the most exciting venues across the United States. In 2004,  Xcel was ranked ‘as the best overall sports venue in the U.S.’ by ESPN. Also, according to, the Minnesota Wild set a record as an expansion team selling out all home games and amassing more than 750,000 people in their first season (2000-2001).

3) Minsk Arena–Home to the HC Dinamo Minsk (Russian Website)

Home to 15,000 plus fans, the Minsk Arena is the largest KHL arena and one of the best in Europe. The arena held the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2010, the 2nd KHL All-Star game and will also hold the IIHF 2014 World Championship.  The arena is a multifaceted venue and continues to hold various events for fans around Belarus.

Extra: University of Michigan–The Big Chill at the Big House

The Big House is home to the biggest hockey game ever held. There was an excess of 100,000 fans watching Michigan Wolverines battle Michigan State Spartans. The final score was 5-0 in favor of Michigan. Overall, the game was a ferocious display of enthusiasm for what some people consider to be the greatest sport of all time.


One thought on “Best Hockey Arena’s

  1. Steven Jeffries

    As I’ve said, I’m not much of a hockey fan, but thought this was an interesting post! Take care, Shay…


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