Centre Bell is stadium complex in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Completed and first open in 1996, the stadium is modestly new in comparison to others in Canada and the United States. Formerly known under the name Molson, the last name of the stadium’s founders, the arena hosts the Montreal Canadiens, a professional hockey team in the National Hockey League, NHL. Since it opened in the mid 1990s, the area around the stadium has become one of the world’s most heavily populated and busiest areas. Initial construction on the arena began in 1993, two weeks before the Canadiens defeated the Los Angeles Kings for their 24th and most recent Stanley Cup. The arena hosts more events than simply sporting games, however. As one of the most prominent stadiums in the region, it has hosted a variety of entertainment events and the performing arts. In 2008, the arena held a Celine Dion concert, which sold out in less than six minutes over the phone and online. The rapid success of the stadium has helped to transform its intermediate area, and will continue to remain a landmark in the city of Montreal in the future.