Meridian Centre, St. Catharines

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About the Meridian Centre

The new downtown multi-purpose facility will be built at 55 McGuire St., formerly known as the lower level parking lot. The Meridian Centre, with a total project budget of $50 million, will be able to host a range of entertainment and event offerings, including the Niagara IceDogs. The Meridian Centre is scheduled to be completed in September 2014.

Budget

$50 million

$44 million paid by the City of St. Catharines.

$1 million paid by the Province of Ontario.

$5.23 million raised through Meridian’s sponsorship.

Entertainment

Capacity of 6,000 for concerts and 4,500 for hockey games.

Able to accommodate concerts, conventions, professional wrestling, family shows and spectacles and more.

Twenty-year lease agreement signed with the Niagara IceDogs.

Operation

Scheduled to open September 2014.

Located at 55 McGuire St., formerly known as the lower level parking lot.

Two pedestrian bridges will connect the Meridian Centre to St. Paul Street. The North Bridge will be located between James and Queen streets and the South Bridge will be located across from William Street.

Parking for more than 1,300 vehicles at nearby City parking lots and garages, with most lots and garages located within a 5-minute walk to the Meridian Centre.

The Meridian Centre is operated by SMG Canada.

Construction

Contractor: Ball-Rankin

Project Manager: CBRE

Work began in December 2012.

355 steel piles, weighing more than 850 tonnes, were driven into the ground to create the facility’s foundation.

The Canadian Construction Association awarded Ball/Rankin Construction Gold Seal Certification for its work on project. Gold Seal certification is awarded to construction firms and contractors for outstanding work in project management and construction.
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  • Although we had a fun time watching a Niagara Icedogs game, it was not because of the venue. The Meridian. Centre is a fine venue for people who can move around easily but I struggled. There is very l...  more »
  • I've been to this venue a few times for shows. The Meridian Center has been getting some pretty big names here. Recently (meaning yesterday) Elton John played here, which is HUGE for St. Catharines! I...  more »
  • Fantastic Concert Venue! Elton John's performance last night was Amazing. Loved every minute of it. Sound was Great and Most enjoyable was being able to Dance the whole night. We had section 5 row C c...  more »
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  • The Niagara river Lions was a good game to see! Very well laid out and organized. Also very convenient to the hundreds of restaurants downtown St.Catharines.
  • hi there i thought after 2 weeks i would have gotten over this but i was wrong.....so here it is ....after spending a arm and a leg for these Elton John tickets i thought it was going to be worth it...boy was i wrong ...2 young ladies who were clearly partners who sat directly in front of us would not sit down the entire concert...i went up twice to inform security and they said they were not sure they could do anything about it and that they would send the ushers to deal with it ....they never showed up...clearly they wanted no part with this...the people next to me and behind me were shaking their heads all night....not to mention they were rude to them as well......@#$%......i just want to thank you Meridian Centre for providing a great service and the experience of a lifetime ...$700.00 to look at someones back....THANK YOU...!!!!!!
  • I love watching hockey here. Its also close to downtown to walk around before a game.
  • Wonderful venue, kept clean and where you sit you will have a great view. A wonderful addition to St Catharines
  • Pretty good arena. Clean and almost all seats are at least decent.

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