Colisée Pepsi

multi-purpose arena in Quebec City

The Colisée Pepsi (English: Pepsi Coliseum), formerly the Colisée de Québec (English: Quebec Coliseum) was a multi-purpose arena in Quebec City, Quebec. The arena opened on December 8, 1949, and was formerly home to the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). It was also the home of the Quebec Nordiques of the World Hockey Association (WHA) and National Hockey League (NHL) from 1972 until 1995 when they relocated to Denver, Colorado to become the Avalanche.

Colisée Pepsi
Pepsi Coliseum
Former namesColisée de Québec (1949-99)
250 boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel, Quebec City, Quebec G1L 5A7
Coordinates46°49′51″N 71°14′47″W / 46.83083°N 71.24639°W / 46.83083; -71.24639Coordinates: 46°49′51″N 71°14′47″W / 46.83083°N 71.24639°W / 46.83083; -71.24639
OwnerQuebec City
StartedMay 24, 1949
OpenedDecember 8, 1949
ClosedSeptember 14, 2015
Construction costC$3,000,000[1]
ArchitectRobert Blatter
Bouchard & Rinfret
Quebec Aces (QHL)/(AHL) (1950-1971)
Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) (5 games in 1968)[2]
Quebec Nordiques (WHA)/(NHL) (1972-1995)
Quebec Rafales (IHL) (1996-1997)
Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) (1969-1985)
Quebec Radio X (LNAH) (2004-2007)
Quebec Citadelles (AHL) (1999-2002)
Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) (1999-2015)

The 1971 Memorial Cup championship series was hosted at the arena and saw the Remparts defeat the Edmonton Oil Kings two games to none. The first game of the 1974 Summit Series between the Canadian WHA all-stars and the Soviet national team was held at the Coliseum, as well as one game in each of the 1976 and 1991 Canada Cups.

References Edit

  1. "New $3,000,000 Quebec Coliseum to Be Opened on Thursday Night". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 2014-09-28.
  2. "This Date In Flyers History...March 1". Philadelphia Flyers. Archived from the original on 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2014-09-28.

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