CAA Centre facts for kids
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Location in Ontario##Location in Canada
|Former names||Brampton Centre for Sports and Entertainment (1998–2005)
Powerade Centre (2005–2018)
|Location||7575 Kennedy Road
|Owner||City of Brampton|
|Capacity||Hockey or basketball 5,000
|Broke ground||June 1997|
|Opened||September 11, 1998|
|Construction cost||$26.5 million|
|Architect||Brisbin Brook Beynon, Architects|
|General contractor||Edilcan Construction Corporation|
|Brampton Excelsiors (MSL) (1999–2014)
Brampton Excelsiors (OJALL) (1999–2014)
Brampton Battalion (OHL) (1998–2013)
Bramalea Blues (OPJHL) (2008–2010)
Brampton Inferno (CLax) (2012–2013)
Peel Avengers (CLax) (2012)
Brampton Beast (ECHL) (2013–2020)
Brampton A's (NBL Canada) (2013–2015)
Canada World Kabaddi Cup
PCA Nationals (2007–present)
The CAA Centre (formerly the Brampton Centre for Sports & Entertainment and the Powerade Centre) 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 was home to the Brampton Beast of the ECHL and the Brampton Excelsiors lacrosse teams.
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. There is a video scoreboard that was added for the Brampton Beast's inaugural season. The concourse is horseshoe-shaped.
The main arena is part of larger community complex that includes three smaller ice pads and outdoor softball diamonds. It is located at 7575 Kennedy Road, on the south-side of the city, between Steeles Avenue and 407 ETR.
The stadium also annually hosts the Canadian International Kabaddi tournament, also called the Canada Kabaddi World Cup.
The grounds hosted the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament.
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