Bell MTS Place is a first-class, state-of-the-art sports, entertainment, performing arts, and community events facility in the SHED (Sports, Hospitality, and Entertainment District) of downtown Winnipeg. Having hosted Winnipeg Jets hockey, Manitoba
Bell MTS Place is a first-class, state-of-the-art sports, entertainment, performing arts, and community events facility in the SHED (Sports, Hospitality, and Entertainment District) of downtown Winnipeg. Having hosted Winnipeg Jets hockey, Manitoba Moose hockey, Cirque de Soleil, headliner concert tours, professional bull riding, and Monster Jam, Bell MTS Place accommodates 15,284 Jets fans or 17,000 concertgoers. The three-concourse facility can be configured for international conventions, trade shows, large-scale sports and entertainment spectacles, banquets, meetings, conferences, and more intimate social and business gatherings. Connections to the city's downtown skywalk system provide easy access to hotels, shopping, and many attractions, as well as thousands of parking spaces. This is a true entertainment facility with excellent sightlines from every seat, superb acoustics, and a great ambience for all kinds of events.
A new high-definition center-hung scoreboard was installed in 2015, with four primary screens that are 382 square feet each, independent top and bottom rings, and OES scoring. The arena bowl contains an LED board above the Zamboni entrance, Press Box fascia, and a 360-degree LED Power Ring. Bell MTS Place also installed a new state-of-the-art control room that allows for the production of high-definition images, improved audio in the existing sound system, and additional cameras.
Located 19 feet below ground, the event level contains all the back-of-house technical, storage, and loading functions, with a unique 300-foot-long service ramp and loading dock that accommodates up to six semi-trailers at a time. Also here are the dressing rooms, players' lounge, weight room, and kitchen preparation area. With VIP lounges, the media center, and breakout rooms, Bell MTS Place's event level offers a number of different options and room configurations to meet all meeting/social requirements.
There are four entrances to the main concourse level, which includes the main box office/ticket window and offers access to the concourse that circles the building, all lower bowl seats, and club seats. On the suite/skywalk level are 52 private suites, each with 16 seats in the lower bowl; party suites have a 48-person capacity.
Complete catering services are provided by Centreplate, one of the leading providers of food, beverage, and banquet services in North America.