List of National Hockey League arenas

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The following is a list of National Hockey League arenas including past, present, and future arenas:

Eastern Conference[change | edit source]

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City Reference
New Jersey Devils
(Colorado Rockies)
(Kansas City Scouts)
Prudential Center 2007–present 17,625 2007 Newark, NJ [1]
Izod Center
Continental Airlines Arena (1996–2007)
Brendan Byrne Arena (1982–1996)
1982–2007 19,040 1981 East Rutherford, NJ [2]
McNichols Sports Arena 1976–1982 16,061 1975 Denver, CO [3]
Kemper Arena 1974–1976 16,300 1974 Kansas City, MO [4]
New York Islanders Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 1972–present 16,250 1972 Uniondale, NY [5]
New York Rangers Madison Square Garden (IV) 1968–present 18,200 1968 New York City, NY [6]
Madison Square Garden (III) 1926–1968 15,928 1925 [7]
Philadelphia Flyers Wells Fargo Center
Wachovia Center (2003–2010)
First Union Center (1998–2003)
CoreStates Center (1996–1998)
1996–present 19,537 1996 Philadelphia, PA [8]
The Spectrum 1967–1996 17,380 1967
Pittsburgh Penguins Consol Energy Center 2010-present 18,387 2010 Pittsburgh, PA [9]
Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Mellon Arena (1999–2010)
1967–2010 16,940 1961 [10]
Northeast Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City Reference
Boston Bruins TD Garden
TD Banknorth Garden (2005-2009)
FleetCenter (1995–2005)
Shawmut Center (1995)
1995–present 17,565 1995 Boston, MA [11]
Boston Garden 1928–1995 14,448 1928 [12]
Boston Arena
Matthews Arena (1979–present)
1924–1928 5,900 1910
Buffalo Sabres First Niagara Center
HSBC Arena (1999–2011)
Marine Midland Arena (1996–1999)
1996–present 18,690 1996 Buffalo, NY [8]
Buffalo Memorial Auditorium 1970–1996 16,433 1940 [13]
Montreal Canadiens Bell Centre
Molson Centre (1996–2002)
1996–present 21,273 1996 Montréal, QC [14]
Montreal Forum 1926–1996 17,959 1924 [15]
Mount Royal Arena 1919–1926 10,000 1919
Jubilee Arena 1909–1911, 1918–1919 3,000 1908
Montreal Arena 1911–1918 6,000 1898
Ottawa Senators Scotiabank Place
Corel Centre (1996–2006)
The Palladium (1996)
1996–present 19,153 1996 Ottawa, ON [16]
Ottawa Civic Centre 1992–1996 10,575 1968 [17]
Toronto Maple Leafs
(Toronto St. Patricks)
(Toronto Arenas)
Air Canada Centre 1999–present 18,819 1999 Toronto, ON [18]
Maple Leaf Gardens 1931–1999 15,746 1931
Mutual Street Arena
Arena Gardens (1912–1932)
1917–1931 7,500 1912
Southeast Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City Reference
Carolina Hurricanes
(Hartford Whalers)
(New England Whalers)
PNC Arena
RBC Center (2002-2012)
Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena (1999–2002)
1999–present 18,680 1999 Raleigh, NC [19]
Greensboro Coliseum 1997–1999 21,273 1959 Greensboro, NC
Springfield Civic Center
MassMutual Center (2005–present)
1978–1980 7,444 1972 Springfield, MA
XL Center
Hartford Civic Center (1975–2007)
1980–1997
1975–1978
15,635 1975 Hartford, CT
Florida Panthers BB&T Center
BankAtlantic Center (2005–2012)
Office Depot Center (2002–2005)
National Car Rental Center (1998–2002)
Broward County Civic Arena (1998)
1998–present 19,250 1998 Sunrise, FL [20]
Miami Arena 1993–1998 14,703 1988 Miami, FL
Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Times Forum
St. Pete Times Forum (2002-2011)
Ice Palace (1996–2002)
1996–present 19,204 1996 Tampa, FL [21]
Thunderdome
Tropicana Field (1996–present)
Florida Suncoast Dome (1990–1993)
1993–1996 28,153 1990 St. Petersburg, FL
Expo Hall 1992–1993 10,425 1976 Tampa, FL
Washington Capitals Verizon Center
MCI Center (1997–2006)
1997–present 18,506 1997 Washington, D.C. [8]
US Airways Arena
Capital Centre (1973–1993, 1997–2002)
USAir Arena (1993–1997)
US Airways Arena (1997)
1974–1997 18,130 1973 Landover, MD
Winnipeg Jets
(Atlanta Thrashers)
MTS Centre 2011-present 15,004 2004 Winnipeg, MB
Philips Arena 1999–2011 18,545 1999 Atlanta, GA [22]

Western Conference[change | edit source]

Western Conference
Central Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City Reference
Chicago Blackhawks
(Chicago Black Hawks)
United Center 1994–present 19,717 (formerly 20,500) 1994 Chicago, IL [23]
Chicago Stadium 1929–1994 18,472 1929 [24]
Chicago Coliseum 1926–1929 6,000 1899 [25]
Columbus Blue Jackets Nationwide Arena 2000–present 18,144 2000 Columbus, OH [26]
Detroit Red Wings
(Detroit Falcons)
(Detroit Cougars)
Joe Louis Arena 1979–present 20,066 1979 Detroit, MI [27]
Detroit Olympia 1927–1979 16,700 1927 [28]
Border Cities Arena
Windsor Arena (1928–present)
1926–1927 3,600 1924 Windsor, ON
Nashville Predators Bridgestone Arena
Nashville Arena (1996–1999, 2007)
Gaylord Entertainment Center (1999–2007)
Sommet Center (2007–2010)
1997–present 17,113 1996 Nashville, TN [8]
St. Louis Blues Scottrade Center
Savvis Center (2000–2006)
Kiel Center (1994–2000)
1994–present 19,150 1994 St. Louis, MO [8]
St. Louis Arena
The Checkerdome (1977–1983)
1967–1994 17,188 1929
Northwest Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City Reference
Calgary Flames
(Atlanta Flames)
Scotiabank Saddledome
Pengrowth Saddledome (2000-2010)
Canadian Airlines Saddledome (1996–2000)
Olympic Saddledome (1983–1996)
1983–present 19,289 1983 Calgary, AB [29]
Stampede Corral 1980–1983 7,424 1950
Omni Coliseum 1972–1980 15,278 1972 Atlanta, GA
Colorado Avalanche
(Quebec Nordiques)
Pepsi Center 1999–present 18,007 1999 Denver, CO [29]
McNichols Sports Arena 1995–1999 16,061 1975 [3]
Quebec Coliseum / Colisée de Québec
Colisée Pepsi (1999–present)
1972–1995 15,399 1950 Quebec City, QC [30]
Edmonton Oilers
(Alberta Oilers)
Rexall Place
Skyreach Centre (1998–2003)
Edmonton Coliseum (1995–1998)
Northlands Coliseum (1974–1995)
1974-present 16,839 1974 Edmonton, AB [29]
Edmonton Gardens 1972–1974 7,200 1913
Minnesota Wild Xcel Energy Center 2000–present 18,064 2000 St. Paul, MN [29]
Vancouver Canucks Rogers Arena
General Motors Place (1995-2010)
1995–present 18,890 1995 Vancouver, BC
Pacific Coliseum 1970–1995 16,150 1967
Pacific Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City Reference
Anaheim Ducks
(Mighty Ducks of Anaheim)
Honda Center
Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim (1993–2006)
Anaheim Arena (1993)
1993–present 17,174 1993 Anaheim, CA [29]
Dallas Stars
(Minnesota North Stars)
American Airlines Center 2001–present 18,532 2001 Dallas, TX [8]
Reunion Arena 1993–2001 17,001 1980
Met Center 1967–1993 15,000 1967 Bloomington, MN
Los Angeles Kings Staples Center 1999–present 18,118 1999 Los Angeles, CA [8]
Great Western Forum
The Forum (1967–1988, 2003–present)
1967–1999 16,005 1967 Inglewood, CA
Phoenix Coyotes
(Winnipeg Jets) (1972-1996)
Jobing.com Arena
Glendale Arena (2003–2006)
2003–present 17,125 2003 Glendale, AZ [29]
America West Arena
US Airways Center (2006–present)
1996–2003 16,210 1992 Phoenix, AZ
Winnipeg Arena 1972–1996 15,567 1955 Winnipeg, MB [31]
San Jose Sharks HP Pavilion at San Jose
Compaq Center at San Jose (2001–2002)
San Jose Arena (1993–2001)
1993–present 17,562 1993 San Jose, CA [29]
Cow Palace 1991–1993 11,089 1941 Daly City, CA

Defunct teams[change | edit source]

Defunct Teams Arenas
Team (years in NHL) Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City
Brooklyn Americans
(1941-1942)
(New York Americans)
(1925-1941)
Madison Square Garden (III) 1925–1942 UNK 1925 New York City, NY
Cleveland Barons
(1976-1978)
(California Golden Seals)
(1970-1976)
(Oakland Seals)
(1967-1970)
(California Seals)
(1967)
Coliseum at Richfield 1976-1978 18,544 1974 Richfield,OH
Oakland Coliseum Arena
Oracle Arena (2006–present)
Oakland Arena (2004–2006)
The Arena in Oakland (1997–2004)
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena (full name, 1966–1996)
1967-1976 14,200 1966 Oakland, CA
(Hamilton Tigers)
(1920-1925)
(Quebec Bulldogs)
(1919-1920)
Barton Street Arena 1920-1925 4,500 1910 Hamilton, ON
Quebec Skating Rink 1919-1920 2,000 1910 Québec City, QC
Philadelphia Quakers
(1930-1931)
(Pittsburgh Pirates)
(1925-1930)
Philadelphia Arena 1930-1931 4,000 1920 Philadelphia, PA
Duquesne Gardens 1925-1930 6,500 1890 Pittsburgh, PA
Montreal Maroons
(1924-1938)
Montreal Forum 1924-1938 17,959[15] 1924 Montréal, QC
Montreal Wanderers
(1917-1918)
Montreal Arena 1917-1918 6,000 1898 Montréal, QC
St. Louis Eagles
(1934-1935)
(Ottawa Senators)
(1917-1934)
St. Louis Arena 1934-1935 20,000 1929 St. Louis, MO
Ottawa Auditorium 1923-1934 10,000 1923 Ottawa, ON
Dey's Arena 1917-1923 7,000 1907

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