A world class entertainment complex and spectator facility, the Meridian Centre is located in St Catharine’s, Ontario, a short distance away from the famous Niagara Falls. Spread over a sprawling 100,000 square feet, this 6000 seat complex is the home of the Ontario Hockey League’s Niagara IceDogs ice hockey team. Managed by SMG Canada ULC, the Meridian Centre opened in October 2014.
In addition to being the venue for the IceDogs’ games, it also hosts other sporting and spectator events as well as large scale concerts. If you wish to catch the ice hockey games, regular as well as season tickets are available for all the IceDogs’ sporting action. In fact, the IceDogs won their inaugural game at the Meridian Centre in front of a sell-out crowd. Several music concerts have already been conducted at the complex including the inaugural act by St. Catharines' native band City and Colour. Several high profile acts will set the stage on fire in the coming months include Jerry Seinfeld’s stand-up comedy show in June. Conferences, trade shows, family events and functions with dinners for up to 1000 people too can be hosted on the arena floor. Ice rentals can be availed at the Meridian Centre for hockey tournaments, figure skating plus family and corporate events.
St.Catharines Sports Hall of Fame
One of the other highlights of the complex is the St. Catharines Sports Hall of Fame which showcases the city’s rich sporting history and accomplishments. The Meridian Centre has been designed keeping different types of events in mind along with customer and visitor comfort. The state of the art facilities include huge dressing rooms for the players and green rooms for artistes. Various other backstage amenities are available for visiting performers along with a gym area containing necessary equipment. Visitor and audience convenience too has been taken into account with multiple viewing areas offering sitting and standing room, washrooms and more. For those who wish to have the best vantage point for viewing the action, the Club Lounge offers a premium experience with great seats, an unobstructed view of the event and upgraded food and beverage options.
The Meridian Centre is not difficult to locate and those coming from Toronto/Hamilton need to exit QEW to Ontario Street in St. Catharines and take a right turn at the lights onto Ontario Street.
Guests coming from Niagara Falls will be able to access the Meridian Centre via the QEW Highway, then exiting at Ontario Street (Exit 42), exiting right. Guests from both routes will now be on the same road and can reach the Arena via:
- Move ahead till you reach St Paul Street at the 9th set of lights, take a left onto St Paul Street and you will arrive in Downtown St. Catharines.
For some great sporting and entertainment action, head to the Meridian Centre in St Catharines!