Quebec Arena takes shape but NHL franchise still sought

Quebec City’s new hockey arena is starting to take shape as hockey fans prepare for a September 2015 opening – but only if arena officials can find an NHL franchise to call it home.

The CA$400m (US$372.3, €273.3m, £219.3m) multi-use indoor arena, which will be mainly used for hockey, will have a capacity of 18,482 and is being built with the view of a relocated or expansion NHL franchise to start up in Quebec City, though funding has been granted regardless of whether or not a team moves in.

Architects Populous have lead on the arena’s design in collaboration with ABCP Architecture and GLCRM & Associates. Pomerleau is operating as general contractor.

In addition to the arena, a television studio, valued at between CA$30 million and CA$40 million, will be constructed within the arena.

Quebecor has purchased naming rights for the arena and funding has been split 50-50 between the city of Quebec and the province of Quebec.

Quebec City’s new hockey arena is starting to take shape as hockey fans prepare for a September 2015 opening – but only if arena officials can find an NHL franchise to call it home. The CA$400m (US$372.3, €273.3m, £219.3m) multi-use indoor arena, which will be mainly used for hockey, will have a capacity of 18,482 and is being built with the view of a relocated or expansion NHL franchise to
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