|The Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.|
Monday, March 17, 2014
Montreal Canadiens Debut Molson Centre
On March 17, 1996, the Montreal Canadiens played the first game in their new area, the Molson Centre. The Canadiens hosted the New York Rangers and beat them by a score of 4-2.
The arena was named after Molson, Inc a brewing company that owned the team at the time of the arena opening. However, when Molson decided to sell the team they also sold the naming rights to the stadium,
Canadian Telecommunications Company, Bell Canada would buy the team, and purchase the naming rights to the stadium. The Bell Centre still has the largest seating capacity for any NHL stadium with 21,407 seats.
The Bell Centre is known throughout the league for having some of the loudest and largest crowds on hand for any given game.