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Encyclopedia > Copps Coliseum
Copps Coliseum, York Boulevard, looking East
Copps Coliseum, Bay Street, looking North
Copps Coliseum, Bay Street, looking North

Copps Coliseum is a sports and entertainment arena with a capacity of up to 19,000 (depending on event type and configuration) on the corner of Bay Street North and York Boulevard in Hamilton, Ontario. It is named after the former Hamilton mayor, Victor K. Copps. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 682 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 682 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario. ... Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario. ... Hamilton City Hall. ... York Boulevard is a Lower City road in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Incorporated June 9, 1846[1] Government  - Mayor Fred Eisenberger  - City Council Hamilton City Council  - Representatives 5 MPs and 5 MPPs Area [2]  - City 1,138. ... Victor Kennedy (Vic) Copps (March 21, 1919 - October 15, 1988) was a Canadian politician and Mayor of Hamilton. ...


Construction began in 1983 and was completed in 1985 at a cost of $33.5 million, and an additional $2.3 million for a parking garage. The construction was overseen by local Hamiltonian, Joseph Pigott. [1]


The scoreboard clock was originally from the Winnipeg Arena, purchased for $214,000. Although it was not brand new, the scoreboard clock would meet the needs of Copps Coliseum. Winnipeg Arena was an indoor arena located at 1430 Maroons Road in Winnipeg, Manitoba, across the street from Canad Inns Stadium. ...


While Copps Coliseum was built in the hope that Hamilton could draw an NHL franchise, for the past 12 seasons, beginning in October 1996, Copps Coliseum has been home to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League. The Bulldogs, the top affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers (1996-2002) and the Montreal Canadiens (2002-Present) have had brought over 2 million fans to Copps Coliseum, and the longest serving pro hockey team in Southern Ontario, aside from the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Bulldogs are the sole primary tenant in the facility. “NHL” redirects here. ... The Hamilton Bulldogs are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is regarded as the top professional hockey league in North America outside the National Hockey League (NHL) for which it serves as the primary developmental circuit. ... The Toronto Maple Leafs are a professional ice hockey team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


In 1987, the arena hosted the Canada Cup ice hockey tournament and was the site of Mario Lemieux's famous goal that beat the Soviets 6-5. It hosted the Canada Cup tournament again in 1991 when Team Canada defeated Team USA. Following the exciting 1972 Summit Series between Canada and the Soviet Union, interest in a world professional ice hockey championship increased substantially. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played 17 seasons for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League between 1984 and 2006. ...


In 1990, Copps Coliseum hosted the Memorial Cup. The tournament that year set the highest attendance record for any single Memorial Cup game, on May 13, 1990 at 17,383 spectators. In that same championship game, the Oshawa Generals defeated the Kitchener Rangers by a score of 4 to 3 in double overtime on a goal by Bill Armstrong. The Memorial Cup is the championship trophy of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... 1990 Memorial Cup Champions Oshawa Generals The Oshawa Generals are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). ... The Kitchener Rangers are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League that have called Kitchener, Ontario, Canada their home since 1963. ...


In 2007, from March 3 to March 11, Copps Coliseum hosted the Tim Hortons Brier, the annual Canadian men's curling championship. The coliseum will be hosting the West 49 Canadian Open, from September 20 to October 1. March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (63rd in leap years). ... March 11 is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (71st in leap years). ... The Tim Hortons Brier, also known as the Brier, is the annual Canadian mens curling championship, sanctioned by the Canadian Curling Association (CCA). ... Curling is a team sport with similarities to bowls and bocce, played on a rectangular sheet of carefully prepared ice by two teams of four players each. ... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On May 31st, 2007 an article written in The Hamilton Spectator reported that an agreement with Waterloo billionaire Jim Balsillie was re-activated allowing him exclusive rights to bring an NHL team to Copps Coliseum. Mr.Balsillie, co-CEO of Research in Motion the company that makes the BlackBerry agreed a week prior to this article to purchase the Nashville Predators of the NHL for $220 Million US. James L. (Jim) Balsillie, B.Comm, MBA, LL.D, CA was born on February 3, 1961 in Seaforth, Ontario, but raised in Peterborough, Ontario where his family relocated in 1966. ... Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (TSX: RIM, NASDAQ: RIMM) is a Canadian wireless device company. ... The BlackBerry is a wireless handheld device introduced in 1999 which supports push e-mail, mobile telephone, text messaging, internet faxing, web browsing and other wireless information services. ...


On Thursday June 7th, 2007 The Hamilton Bulldogs won their first Calder Cup Championship in franchise history at home in Copps Coliseum by defeating the Hershey Bears 2-1 in game 5, and 4-1 in the series, this marks the 3rd time that the Bulldogs made it to the Finals and the past 2 trips ended in heartbreak, with a loss in 1997 to Hershey Bears in 5 games, and a Game 7 Loss to Houston Aeros in 2003.


Copps Coliseum had its fastest sales on May 12, 2007, with 12,937 tickets sold in 20 minutes for the Tool concert on July 9.[2] May 12 is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Tool is an American progressive rock band, formed in 1990 in Los Angeles, California, when drummer Danny Carey joined the rehearsal of his neighbor, singer Maynard James Keenan, guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Paul dAmour, when nobody else would show up. ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


References

  1. ^ Hamilton Spectator: "The Greatest Hamiltonian". (II). Retrieved on 2007-02-11.
  2. ^ Graham Rockingham. "Second TOOL show added at Copps June 24", The Hamilton Spectator, 2007-05-18. Retrieved on 2007-05-20. 

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hamilton Spectator, founded in 1846, is a newspaper published every day but Sunday in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... May 20 is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Copps Coliseum Tickets - Copps Coliseum Information - Copps Coliseum Seating Chart (174 words)
The price listed for Copps Coliseum tickets is the total price per ticket and may be over the printed price on the ticket.
Copps Coliseum seats are together, side by side, unless otherwise noted.
Actual Copps Coliseum seat numbers are withheld for the privacy of both buyer and seller.
The OHL Arena & Travel Guide - Copps Coliseum, Hamilton Dukes, Hamilton Steelhawks (641 words)
Copps Coliseum is the epitome of the NHL arena in the mid-1980's.
Copps also features a trade floor underneath one side of the building which is used for a convention centre along with the arena floor.
Copps Coliseum is used as the home of the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs and is also a concert and convention centre.
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