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Ricoh Coliseum

Location 100 Princes' Blvd., Toronto
Opened 1921, renovated in 2003
Owner Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.
Tenants
Toronto Marlies (AHL) (2005-)

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Capacity
Hockey 9,500 (8,295 seated)

Ricoh Coliseum is an ice hockey arena at Exhibition Place in Toronto. It serves as the home arena of the Toronto Marlies, the American Hockey League farm team of the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was formerly known as the CNE Coliseum. In terms of the actual building, it is the oldest arena in use in professional hockey in North America (although the arena was not used for hockey until 2003). Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Looking East from the CNE Ferris Wheel (National Trade Centre at left, Automotive Building at right). ... The Toronto Marlies 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. ...


History

Initially known as the Civic Arena, the building had its official public opening on December 16, 1921. December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ...


On April 4, 1922, it was the site of the Johnny Dundee vs Jimmy Goodrich boxing match promoted by Jack Corcoran that set a new indoor sports attendance record for Toronto with 11,900 spectators packed into the building. The mark would stand until the construction of Maple Leaf Gardens in 1931. is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Johnny Dundee (b. ... Maple Leaf Gardens, 2006 Exterior signage as of 2006, with letters missing Maple Leaf Gardens was an indoor arena in Toronto, on the northwest corner of Carlton Street and Church Street. ...


From 1940 to 1945, the building was used as a training base for the Canadian Army during World War II. After the war, it mainly hosted equestrian events for the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, the CNE and other events. Canadian Forces Land Force Command (LF) is responsible for army operations within the Canadian Armed Forces. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is an annual fall fair in Toronto. ... Early CNE midway sign A pair of CNE Magic Passes Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is an annual event held at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


In January 2003, the Coliseum underwent a massive renovation in preparation for the arrival of the Toronto Roadrunners, the AHL farm team of the Edmonton Oilers. Japanese office supply company Ricoh was granted corporate naming rights to the new facility. On November 1, 2003 it made its debut as an ice hockey venue, as the Roadrunners tied the Rochester Americans 1-1. After the 2003-2004 season, the Oilers chose to relocate the Roadrunners to Edmonton for the 2004-2005 season due to poor attendance and anticipation of the impending 2004-05 NHL lockout. The Edmonton Roadrunners are the American Hockey League affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers that began play in the 2003-04 season. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... Ricoh Company, Ltd. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Rochester Americans are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Edmonton Road Runners were the American Hockey League affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers that began play in the 2003-04 season and suspended operations in 2005. ... Nickname: Motto: Industry - Integrity - Progress Location of Edmonton within census division number 11, Alberta, Canada. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The Ricoh Coliseum was left without a tenant for a year until after the 2004-2005 season, when the Toronto Maple Leafs announced that they would be relocating their AHL farm team from St. John's, Newfoundland to Toronto. This team, renamed the Toronto Marlies, took up residence in the Coliseum for the 2005-2006 season. They debuted in their new home on October 12, 2005 with a 5-2 victory over the Syracuse Crunch, in front of a crowd of 8,056. The Toronto Maple Leafs are a professional ice hockey team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The St. ... St. ... The Toronto Marlies are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Syracuse Crunch are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ...


The Ricoh Coliseum hosted the 2007 AHL All-Star Game on January 29, 2007. 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. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


The arena has also regularly been used as a concert venue.


See also

North Entrance Atrium View from CN Tower The Air Canada Centre, often referred to simply as The ACC, is a multi-purpose arena located on Bay Street in downtown Toronto, Ontario. ... Maple Leaf Gardens, 2006 Exterior signage as of 2006, with letters missing Maple Leaf Gardens was an indoor arena in Toronto, on the northwest corner of Carlton Street and Church Street. ... The Hershey Centre located in Mississauga, Ontario, is the home arena of the OHL team Mississauga Ice Dogs. ... Mutual Street Arena was the home ice in Toronto, Ontario, Canada of several hockey clubs. ... Varsity Arena is an arena in Toronto, Ontario. ... Copps Coliseum Copps Coliseum is a sports and entertainment arena with a capacity of up to 19,000 (depending on event type and configuration) in Hamilton, Ontario. ...

External links

  • Ricoh Coliseum official web site
  • Ricoh Coliseum
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Coordinates: 43°38′08.27″N, 79°24′54.14″W 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 Bridgeport Arena at Harbor Yard is a 8,281-seat multi-purpose arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut. ... The Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena is a 4,727-seat multi-purpose arena in Binghamton, New York. ... The Cumberland County Civic Center is a 6,746-seat multi-purpose arena in Portland, Maine. ... The DCU Center, formerly known as the Worcester Centrum and Worcesters Centrum Centre, is an indoor arena and convention center complex located in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts. ... The Dunkin Donuts Center is an indoor arena located in Providence, Rhode Island. ... The GIANT Center is a 10,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania, near Harrisburg. ... The Hartford Civic Center is a sports and convention complex located in Hartford, Connecticut, owned by the City of Hartford and operated by Madison Square Garden Connecticut under contract with the Connecticut Development Authority. ... The MassMutual Center is a 6,677-seat multi-purpose arena in Springfield, Massachusetts. ... The Norfolk Scope is a 12,600-seat multipurpose arena in Norfolk, Virginia. ... The Times Union Center is an indoor arena located in Albany, New York, with a maximum seating capacity of 17,500 for sporting events. ... Paul E. Tsongas Arena is a multi-use indoor sport and concert venue in Lowell, Massachusetts. ... The Verizon Wireless Arena is an indoor events arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, and seats over 10,000 for hockey and over 11,000 for basketball and concerts. ... The Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza is an 8,300-seat multi-purpose arena located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. ... The Wachovia Spectrum (formerly known as the Spectrum (1967-1994), CoreStates Spectrum (1994-1998) and First Union Spectrum (1998-2003)) is an indoor arena located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Allstate Arena is a sports arena in Rosemont, Illinois, which is home to the Chicago Wolves hockey club, DePaul University mens basketball, and the Chicago Rush Arena football team. ... The AT&T Center is an indoor arena located in San Antonio, Texas, USA. It was completed in 2002 as the SBC Center at a cost of $186 million, financed by a local sales tax. ... The Blue Cross Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Rochester, New York. ... The Bradley Center is an indoor arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Carver Arena is a 11,433-seat multi-purpose arena in Peoria, Illinois. ... Copps Coliseum Copps Coliseum is a sports and entertainment arena with a capacity of up to 19,000 (depending on event type and configuration) in Hamilton, Ontario. ... The MARK of the Quad Cities The MARK of the Quad Cities is a 9,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Moline, Illinois. ... The MTS Centre is an indoor arena at 300 Portage Avenue in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the former Eatons site. ... Quicken Loans Arena (aka The Q) is a multipurpose arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Until August 2005, it was known as Gund Arena, named for Gordon Gund, a former owner of the Cavaliers, after he paid for the naming rights. ... MetroCentre is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Rockford, Illinois. ... The Toyota Center is a sports venue located at 1510 Polk Street in Downtown Houston, Texas. ... The Van Andel Arena is a 10,834-seat multi-purpose arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ... The War Memorial at Oncenter is a 6,230-seat multi-purpose arena in Syracuse, New York. ... The Iowa Events Centers marquee thanked the construction workers for their efforts after Wells Fargo Arena opened. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Ricoh Coliseum at AllExperts (365 words)
Ricoh Coliseum is an ice hockey arena at Exhibition Place in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
In January 2003, the Coliseum underwent a massive renovation in preparation for the arrival of the Toronto Roadrunners (the AHL farm team of the Edmonton Oilers), and the Japanese office supply company Ricoh was granted corporate naming rights to the new facility.
The Ricoh Coliseum was left without a tenant for a year until after the 2004-05 season, at which time the Toronto Maple Leafs announced that they would be relocating their AHL farm team from St.
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