I have been to five or six OHL rinks and the Powerade Centre ranks to close to the bottom of the pile. It's a nice enough place, just a bit dreary, that's all. It needs a coat of paint or two for sure and a better sound system. That said, because of departure of the Brampton Battallion, I think any chance of significant upgrades are slim. Though a Central Hockey League team is coming, the fan support is weak in Brampton. There are a number of theories on this. The only fact is that people did not show up. I have been to five or so games here, playoffs as well, and the Powerade Centre could not sell out. There's free parking, the prices of seats are the going rate for an OHL game. The food and entertainement could be better, mind you, for arena fare, it is priced somewhat reasonably. It's a shame in a lot of ways that Brampton would not support this team, it's solid hockey at a reasonable price. The Powerade Centre could not stand much of a chance of getting the upgrades it sorely needs if people do not come out and support its team. I'd recommend anyone to go see a game at the Powerade Centre, while you still can, it's great hockey. (I know there are other events here as well, I just have not been to one of them, so I do not know how well the Powerade Centre accomadates for these events).
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