Located at 33800 King Rd., the new building will have 7,000 seats for hockey and 8,500 seats for other entertainment when it opens in May.
A deal has already been struck to bring the Calgary Flames’ farm team, based in the American Hockey League, to Abbotsford as the building’s major tenant, however league approval is still pending.
What is known is the date for the first entertainment event, a rock concert on May 9 with the group Third Day.
Having sold more than six million albums worldwide, Third Day has garnered 25 number-one singles during its 17-year career, and also won numerous Grammy and Dove awards. Last year, the band won the 2008 American Music Award for Favourite Contemporary Inspirational Artist.
Also booked is the Monster Truck Spectacular, slated for May 30 and 31. The event features five monster trucks, including the world champion Bounty Hunter and the world champion female driver Kristy Edge in Jurassic Attack.
There will be plenty of raucous action when the superstars of TNA Wrestling come to town. The pro wrestling circuit arrives on June 5.
For more details and a calendar of event, visit: www.abbotsfordcentre.ca.