The Moncton Wildcats and SMG announce agreement for new Events Centre!


MONCTON N.B. – The Moncton Wildcats and SMG are pleased to announce an agreement has been reached making the Wildcats the major tenant in Moncton’s new Events Centre. The Wildcats will move into their new home in time for the 2018-2019 season.

“We’re pleased to have reached a long-term agreement with SMG and look forward to our ongoing partnership,” said Robert K. Irving, President of the Moncton Wildcats. “The new Events Centre will be one of the top facilities in the Canadian Hockey League and great place for fans to watch hockey.”

“The Wildcats are part of the fabric of the Moncton community and we are very much looking forward to our partnership and the success it will bring to the new Events Centre,” said Harry Cann, SMG Regional Vice President.

The facility will provide fans with new benefits and an increased level of in-game experiences with a state-of-the-art LED scoreboard, an engineered audio system, corporate suites, a club seat section with a lounge and a large, 360-degree concourse.

The building will also feature improved fan amenities with wider seats, more leg room, more washrooms and concession kiosks, as well as more than double the amount of accessible seating as the Coliseum.

“We are very happy to see that an agreement has been reached between the Wildcats and SMG,” stated Mayor Dawn Arnold. “Both are key partners in ensuring the Events Centre’s success. Having the Wildcats play in our new downtown venue will provide a unique experience for current and new fans who love hockey. The facility is a game-changer for Moncton and we are pleased that the Wildcats are making it their home.”

More information on season tickets, premium seating and partnership opportunities will be released by the team in the coming weeks. Any inquiries or expressions of interest can be sent to or by calling 382-5555.

“We want to thank the community and our fans for supporting the Moncton Wildcats at the Coliseum for more than 20 seasons,” said Mr. Irving. “We hope they’ll also join us for one of the last nine regular games in the final season at the Coliseum.”




About the Moncton Wildcats:

The Moncton Wildcats is a junior hockey team in Moncton. N.B., one of 18 teams in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. For the past 22 seasons the team has played in the Moncton Coliseum, winning two Presidents Cup Championships in 2005-2006 and 2009-2010, as well as hosted the 2006 Mastercard Memorial Cup. With next season’s move to the Events Centre, the team is excited to share this next chapter of Wildcats hockey with fans and season ticket holders in their new, state-of-the-art home.

About SMG
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming; construction and design consulting; and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit

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