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Sandman Centre

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Surface  Multi-surface
Opened  8 August 1992
Province  British Columbia
Broke ground  September 1990
Phone  +1 250-828-3492
Sandman Centre
Former names  Riverside Coliseum (1992–2005) Interior Savings Centre (2005–2015)
Location  300 Mark Recchi Way Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 1W3
Capacity  Ice Hockey: 5,464 Concerts 6,000+
Construction cost  C$18.5 million ($27.9 million in 2016 dollars)
Address  300 Lorne St, Kamloops, BC V2C 1W3, Canada
Similar  Prospera Place, Kamloops Memorial Arena, Tournament Capital Centre, CN Centre, Kamloops Museum and Archi

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The Sandman Centre (formerly known as Riverside Coliseum and Interior Savings Centre) is a 5,464-seat multi-purpose arena in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. It is home to the Kamloops Blazers Ice hockey team.


The Arena is located on Mark Recchi Way, named after the NHL player whose hometown and home team (Blazers) is in Kamloops.

The Sandman Centre was constructed to replace the Kamloops Memorial Arena, built in 1948 and now a historical landmark. The Sandman Centre opened as the Riverside Coliseum in 1992. The Riverside Coliseum was later called Sport Mart Place due to a sponsorship deal with Sport Mart. The deal between Sport Mart and the City of Kamloops expired during the summer of 2005 and a new sponsorship deal resulted in the commercial name Interior Savings Centre.

In summer/fall of 2005, The Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club, City of Kamloops, and several corporate sponsors constructed new private box seats, upping the capacity by hundreds of seats.

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Notable events

The arena has hosted many concerts. Avril Lavigne performed at the arena during her Best Damn Tour and The Black Star Tour. On April 2, 1999, Shania Twain performed there during her Come On Over Tour. Other artists include Bob Dylan, Nickelback, Hedley, Dierks Bentley, Rita MacNeil, Florida Georgia Line, George Thorogood, Reba McEntire, Nelly Furtado, The Back Street Boys, Sarah Mclachlan, Def Leppard, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Bryan Adams and The Band Perry.

The arena hosted the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier from March 1-9.

In 2016, the arena hosted the 2016 IIHF Women's World Championship.


Sandman Centre Wikipedia