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Bell Centre

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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Address: 1260 rue de la Gauchetiere Ouest GOO, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Formerly Molson Centre)
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+1 514-932-2582

In season, take in a Montreal Canadiens hockey game at this arena.

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Very nice arena in heart of downtown Montreal

Went to a Habs game back in March 2009. I took the underground tunnel from the Marriott to the game. Extremely handy, especially because it was still cold out. I walked to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Prince George, Canada
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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to a Habs game back in March 2009. I took the underground tunnel from the Marriott to the game. Extremely handy, especially because it was still cold out. I walked to the Canadiens boutique the day before which was also a short distance from the hotel. Lots of seating. Really nice arena even coming after 20 years. Kept in... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great high energy atmosphere. Make sure you see a popular team or rivalry game, it will be electric. Awesome show.

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Northport, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Saw the Rangers Canadiens game here this weekend. It was disappointing that the Rangers didn't win but, the crowd was loud and boisterous and no one gave me a hard time for wearing my Rangers gear in Montreal!

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Saw Montreal -vs- Rangers what a great game. The only way to watch the NHL really. Great way to spend the night

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hockey is best experienced live and the Centre Bell is a must go-to spot to see the Canadien's skate. The complex is impressive and the show they put on is well worth the ticket price. About the only negative I've experienced, beside the expense of the concessions that you find at all athletic arenas, are the seats. These babies are... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to every NHL arena except two others and Bell Center was one of the more disappointing experiences in terms of the amenities. My seat for the Candiens/Rangers game was on the club level which included food and non-alcoholic beverages and coat check (Yay!) Some arenas are well planned so as to minimize overcrowding on the concourses but... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must visit place for any Habs fan or fan of hockey in general. Great atmosphere and passion in the building. Be sure to go early to take in the monuments and sites in and around the Bell Centre

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Somewhere in England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After watching so many games it was wonderful to actually be there in person. We were quite high up but still had a good view. Downside was the result, but as least Mr. Byron did well.

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Watched Washington defeat Montreal. The doors opened at 6pm. If you're are shopping at the Tricolore Team Shop, they close to general public at 5:30 on game days and open again for ticket holders. We had 300 level seats and they were good for hockey! Despite the score, it was a great time!

Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended 4 games in two days. Place is clean, access through the gates is quick. Of course food is expensive. Seats are very narrow. Medium-built men don't sit well side-by-side.

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