12 Facts About Bell Center


Alongside hockey, Bell Center Centre has hosted major concerts, and occasional mixed martial arts and professional wrestling events.

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Bell Center Centre is located in downtown Montreal in the borough of Ville-Marie, near the corner of Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montreal and de la Montagne Street.

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Unlike most North American arenas, which have generally been designed by Populous and its predecessors, the Bell Center Centre was designed by a local consortium, and has many unique design features.

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Bell Center Centre is the main venue in Montreal for large-scale entertainment events.

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Singer who has performed the most times at the Bell Center Centre is Celine Dion with 50 performances between 1996 and 2020 from her Falling into You: Around the World tour in 1996 and 1997, Let's Talk About Love World Tour in 1998 and 1999, Taking Chances World Tour in 2008 and 2009, Summer Tour 2016 in 2016 and Courage World Tour in 2019 and 2020.

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Bell Center Centre was host to two pool games in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

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The Bell Center Centre was the host of the 2009 NHL All-Star Game and hosted the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and 2022 NHL Entry Draft, the latter of which saw the Canadiens make the very first pick in the draft, which turned out to be Juraj Slafkovsky.

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Bell Center Centre remained sold-out that night with 21,286 fans in attendance and one empty seat left for Mr Beliveau, with the official attendance shortened by one to honour him.

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Bell Center Centre hosted its first Stanley Cup Finals in 2021, with games three and four against the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning played inside the arena.

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Since October 2010, Bell Center Centre has hosted selected NBA preseason games, primarily featuring the Toronto Raptors; the first was held on October 22,2010, with the Raptors hosting the New York Knicks.

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Bell Center Centre hosted UFC 83 in April 2008, marking the first UFC mixed martial arts event to take place in Canada.

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Bell Center Centre has occasionally hosted WWE professional wrestling events, including three pay-per-views, as well as broadcasts of Raw and SmackDown.

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