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2045 Peel Street
360 Saint Antoine Ouest
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Bell Center, or Le Centre Bell as it is known in Montreal, is a great place to see exciting ice hockey.
Since it opened in 1996 as the Molson Centre, Bell has been home to the Montreal Canadiens, one of the greatest teams in the National Hockey League. The Canadiens have won 24 Stanley Cups - more than any other NHL team - since the team was founded in 1909.
More than one million fans come to see hockey at Bell each year, which, with 21,273 seats, is North America's biggest ice hockey arena.
Besides ice hockey, more than 650,000 people pour through the doors for other events, such as concerts and road shows. The center, renamed Bell Center in 2002, hosts 120 non-hockey events a year.
Because of unique partitioning and seating systems, the arena can accommodate events of different sizes. When it is used as a concert venue, it can hold up to 15,000 people. It also can be configured as an amphitheatre, 14,000 seats maximum; a theatre, with a capacity of 9,000 seats; or a hemicycle that seats up to 3,500 people for recitals, one-man shows and corporate events. It can seat 20,000 fans for National Basketball Association games.
The various configurations are made possible through a high-tech curtaining system that uses six miles of black fabric that stretch between ceiling and floor.
Besides the usual snack concessions, Bell Center boasts four full-service restaurants. One, the La Mise au Jeu, offers fine dining on event nights for members only. Another, the Cage aux Sports, is more casual with 70 television sets and four giant screens, making it one of Montreal's largest sports bars.
On-site parking is available in an underground garage that opens at 6 a.m. daily for general use.