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The Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex is a multi-use sports facility in Kitchenermarker, Ontariomarker, Canadamarker. The complex is located on East Avenue, near the Ottawa Street interchange on the Conestoga Parkway. The complex includes "The Kitchener Memorial Audiorium" as known as the Dom Cardillo Arena, two smaller community arenas known as the Kinsmen Arena and Kiwanis Arena, the Jack Couch Stadium baseball park, Centennial Stadium (track and field, soccer / football) and a skatepark outside the stadium.

Kitchener Memorial Auditorium

Panorama view of the exterior
The Kitchener Memorial Audiorium or The Aud for short, is an ice rink with a seating capacity of 6,268 and has a total capacity of 6,900 including standing room. It is home to the Kitchener Rangers, of the Ontario Hockey League. The original arena was built in 1950 and has been expanded three times since then.

The Aud hosted the 2008 Memorial Cup from May 16 to May 25, 2008, with 437 additional permanent seats being added. The Aud previously hosted 1962 Memorial Cup, 1975 Memorial Cup and 1984 Memorial Cup games.

Other notable junior ice hockey events include the 1995 and 2003 CHL Top Prospects Game, the 1980, 1985, 1995 Ontario Hockey League All-star games, and the 1986 IIHF World U20 Championship. During the 1986 tournament, Canada defeated West Germany 18-2 at The Aud, setting a record for most goals for, and largest margin of victory by the Canada national junior hockey team at the tournament.

Centennial Stadium

Centennial Stadium is a lighted football/soccer stadium next to The Aud. The stadium seats 3200 spectators and is the largest football stadium in Kitchener.

The stadium is additionally noteworthy for its location with easy highway access from Waterloo, Guelph, and Cambridge and its track and field facilities.

Jack Couch Stadium

Jack Couch Stadium is home to the Kitchener Panthers of the Intercounty Baseball League. The stadium is outdoors with a grass field, and seating for 1,400 spectators.

Demolition/Replacement

Kitchener Rangers president Steve Bienkowski has stated that the Rangers have begun the process of researching a new arena. The Rangers have sold out almost every game for the past 3 years, and the waiting list for season tickets has been well over the cap of 4750. The Rangers would like a building with at least 10,000 seats.

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References

  1. Team Canada Versus World


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