Colisée Pepsi

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Colisée Pepsi
Pepsi Coliseum
Colisée Pepsi de Québec.jpg
Former namesColisée de Québec (1949-99)
LocationExpoCité
250 boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel, Quebec City, Quebec G1L 5A7
Coordinates46°49′51″N 71°14′47″W / 46.83083°N 71.24639°W / 46.83083; -71.24639Coordinates: 46°49′51″N 71°14′47″W / 46.83083°N 71.24639°W / 46.83083; -71.24639
Broke groundMay 24, 1949
OpenedDecember 8, 1949
Expanded1981
OwnerQuebec City
OperatorExpoCité
SurfaceMulti-surface
Construction costC$3,000,000[1]
ArchitectRobert Blatter
Bouchard & Rinfret
Capacity15,176
TenantsQuebec Aces (QHL)/(AHL) (1950-1971)
Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) (5 games in 1968)[2]
Quebec Nordiques (WHA)/(NHL) (1972-1995)
Quebec Rafales (IHL) (1996-1997)
Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) (1969-1985)
Quebec Radio X (LNAH) (2004-2007)
Quebec Citadelles (AHL) (1999-2002)
Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) (1999-present)

The Colisée Pepsi (English: Pepsi Coliseum), formerly the Colisée de Québec (English: Quebec Coliseum) is a multi-purpose arena in Quebec City, Quebec. The arena opened on December 8, 1949, and is the current home to the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). It was also the home of the Quebec Nordiques of the World Hockey Association (WHA) and National Hockey League (NHL) from 1972 until 1995 when they relocated to Denver, Colorado to become the Avalanche.

The 1971 Memorial Cup championship series was hosted at the arena and saw the Remparts defeat the Edmonton Oil Kings two games to none. The first game of the 1974 Summit Series between the Canadian WHA all-stars and the Soviet national team was held at the Coliseum, as well as one game in each of the 1976 and 1991 Canada Cups.

References[change | change source]

  1. "New $3,000,000 Quebec Coliseum to Be Opened on Thursday Night". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 2014-09-28.
  2. "This Date In Flyers History...March 1". Philadelphia Flyers. Retrieved 2014-09-28.

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