Western Financial Place

The Western Financial Place (formerly known as the Cranbrook Recreational Complex) is a 4,264-seat (plus 352 standing room)[3] arena in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. It was built in 2000 and was home to the Kootenay Ice WHL major junior ice hockey team, and will be the home of the Cranbrook Bucks BCHL Junior A hockey team starting play in the 2020-2021 season.

Western Financial Place
Location1777 2nd Street North
Cranbrook, British Columbia
V1C 7G9
OwnerCity of Cranbrook
OperatorCity of Cranbrook
CapacityHockey: 4,654
Concerts: 6,000
SurfaceMulti-surface
Construction
Broke ground1998
OpenedOctober 13, 2000
Construction cost$22.6 million[1]
($31.6 million in 2018 dollars[2])
ArchitectVic Davies Architect (2003) Ltd.
PBK Architects Inc.
General contractorTASK Construction Management
Tenants
Kootenay Ice (WHL) (2000–2019)
Cranbrook Bucks (BCHL) (2020-present)

Western Financial Place also includes a full-service restaurant plus express kiosk, a candy shop, a squash/racquetball court, a swimming pool with a wave pool, sauna, hot tub, and waterslide, and a free outdoor senior's training circuit.

Several events and concerts have been held in Western Financial Place, like Alice Cooper, Larry the Cable Guy, The Tragically Hip, Dean Brody, Loverboy, Great Big Sea, Barenaked Ladies, Nickelback, April Wine, Bryan Adams, Terri Clark, Bob Dylan, George Canyon, B.B. King, Blue Rodeo, Jason McCoy, Paul Brandt, The Moffats, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, George Jones, Randy Travis, and ZZ Top. There have also been several practices of the Vancouver Canucks, a show by the Superdogs, a few sold out monster truck shows, and also a few Champions of Skating performances and Husky Skate the Nation performances. The Circus Gatti has traveled through. Cirque Sublime performed their show "Adamo" here.

References

  1. RecPlex History
  2. Canadian inflation numbers based on Statistics Canada tables 18-10-0005-01 (formerly CANSIM 326-0021) "Consumer Price Index, annual average, not seasonally adjusted". Statistics Canada. January 18, 2019. Retrieved March 6, 2019. and 18-10-0004-13 "Consumer Price Index by product group, monthly, percentage change, not seasonally adjusted, Canada, provinces, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit". Statistics Canada. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  3. "Ticket Information". Retrieved 25 September 2011.


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