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Powerade Centre

Powerade Centre
Former names Brampton Centre for Sports and Entertainment (1998-2005)
Location 7575 Kennedy Road
Brampton, ON
Owner City of Brampton
Operator Realstar, Inc.
Capacity Hockey/Basketball 5,000
Concerts 3,800
Surface Multi-surface
Broke ground June 1997
Opened September 11, 1998
Construction cost $26.5 million
Architect Brisbin Brook Beynon, Architects
General contractor Edilcan Construction Corporation
Brampton Beast (ECHL) (2013–present)
Brampton Inferno (CLax) (2012–present)
Peel Avengers (CLax) (2012)
Brampton Excelsiors (MSL) (1999–present)
Brampton Excelsiors (OJALL) (1999–present)
Brampton Battalion (OHL) (1998–2013)
Bramalea Blues (OPJHL) (2008–2010)
Brampton A's (NBL) (2013–present)
Canada World Kabaddi Cup
Interior of the Powerade Centre.

The Powerade Centre (formerly the Brampton Centre for Sports & Entertainment) is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. It was built in 1998, and officially opened the same year on October 7. Its main arena is home to the Brampton Beast of the East Coast Hockey League and the Brampton A's of the National Basketball League of Canada. It is also home to the Brampton Inferno, Peel Avengers, and Brampton Excelsiors lacrosse teams. The Bramalea Blues of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League played out of the arena starting in Fall 2008 until they ended operations following the 2009-2010 season

The venue was once scheduled to host the wrestling events of the 2015 Pan-American Games.

The stadium also annually hosts the Canadian International Kabaddi tournament also called the Canada Kabaddi World Cup.

In the main arena the seats are purple, with private suites located around the top of seating area. The club seats are on the penalty box side of the arena. They have a new video scoreboard added for the Brampton Beast's inaugural season. The concourse is horseshoe-shaped. Fans cannot walk all the way around the arena in a circle due to the fact the loading dock, storage and building operations are located in

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