Built in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1978, the Halifax Metro Centre – Canada
is the largest arena in the area. Seating is available for up to 13,000 at concerts and
approximately 11,000 for hockey and basketball.
The venue has been home to a number of sports teams in the past, including the Nova
Scotia Voyageurs, Nova Scotia Oilers and Halifax Citadels of the AHL and the Halifax
Windjammers of the WBL and NBL. The arena currently hosts the Halifax Rainmen of
the NBL and the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL.
Since its opening, the venue has held a wide range of concerts by artists such as Gordon
Lightfoot and Garth Brooks, a Billy Graham evangelistic crusade, curling tournaments
and an NBA exhibition game between the Toronto Raptors and the Philadelphia 76ers.
In addition to concerts and sports, the arena has held music awards shows and been the
site of filming for TV shows and feature films.