The home of the Winnipeg Jets is getting a slight name change, as it is now known as Bell MTS Place. The arena, which is also home to the AHL’s Manitoba Moose, was formerly branded as the MTS Centre. (more…)
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Winnipeg Jets Add Organ to MTS Centre
In a throwback to a different era of stadium/arena music, the Winnipeg Jets have added organ music to the MTS Centre. (more…)
AHL’s Manitoba Moose returns to Winnipeg
The Manitoba Moose are back at MTS Centre, as True North Sports & Entertainment and the Winnipeg Jets announce they are bringing the AHL team home for the 2015-2016 season. (more…)
IceCaps to Winnipeg, Hamilton to St. John’s?
A report has the Winnipeg Jets (NHL) moving their AHL franchise, the St. John’s IceCaps, to MTS Centre next season, with the Montreal Canadians shifting their AHL team to St. John’s. (more…)
Jets tix a hot seller in Winnipeg
The Winnipeg Jets (NHL) are a hot ticket: the team is down to 600 or so single tickets per game and is holding a random drawing monthly to reward fans. Yesterday the team held a random drawing of fans signing up on the team’s Web site to distribute 600 games at each of the Jets’ […]
Ratner: We’d love to have the Isles in Brooklyn
Despite many concerns about the ability of Barclays Center to financially support NHL hockey, developer Bruce Ratner would love to see the New York Islanders move to Brooklyn after their Nassau Coliseum lease expires. The issue is one of capacity: the new home of the NBA’s soon-to-be Brooklyn Nets can only hold 14,500 — at […]
Paying for new arenas: the economic realities
Who should pay for new arenas in Canada has been a topic of much debate in Edmonton and Quebec City, where the desires of local hockey enthusiasts have clashed with fiscal conservatives. But the economic reality is that most cities need to subsidize construction to attract the NHL, according to a study. The study, from […]
Spoelstra: At 15K, MTS Centre is perfect size for NHL hockey
Perhaps pandering a little to the hometown newspaper, sports consultant Jon Spoelstra says the 15,000 seats at MTS Centre makes for a perfectly sized NHL arena and calls True North Sports and Entertainment “visionaries” for moving an NHL team to such a small arena. Spoelstra, operating under the impression that lowering supply equals higher demand, […]
Could Jets return to Winnipeg?
It could be the Winnipeg Jets as the name of the team beginning play in 2011-2012, as David Thomson, a co-owner of the team who happens to be the richest man in Canada, calls the moniker “a fine name.” He made his comments to the Winnipeg Free Press. “I think the Jets is a fine […]
It’s official: Winnipeg’s back in the NHL
The negotiations are complete: True North Sports and Entertainment is buying the Atlanta Thrashers and is moving the team to Winnipeg‘s MTS Centre for the 2011-2012 season, subject to approval from the NHL’s Board of Governors. Approval of the sale by the Board of Governors is contingent on TNSE proving the market will support an […]
Will Winnipeg make most of second shot at NHL?
With it all but certain that Winnipeg will end up with another shot at the NHL, the issue is whether the little town on the prairie will make the most of its second run with top-level hockey. But the town is different than it was in 1996, with lowered expectations. The loss of the Winnipeg […]
Thrashers not out of Atlanta — yet
The Atlanta Thrashers haven’t been sold to a Winnipeg group — yet — but negotiations continue and many in the NHL consider the move of the team to be a foregone conclusion. Some media jumped the gun yesterday and reported a sale was done, including the influential Globe and Mail, which came through with this […]