About Tribute Communities Centre
Owned by the City of Oshawa, and managed by Spectra Venue Management, the Tribute Communities Centre opened in 2006 with a project cost of $45 million. As Durham Region’s premier Sports and Entertainment Facility, the Tribute Communities Centre provides a first-class home to the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League, Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame, and the Durham Central Adult Hockey League.
The main rink in the Tribute Communities Centre can host 6,152 for hockey and numerous configurations to be flexible for live events with seating capacities ranging from 1,000 to 7,600. The Tribute Communities Centre is equipped with a secondary community rink, a full-service restaurant – Prospects Bar & Grill, 23 private suites and four group suites, club seating, and an Oshawa Generals retail store.
Whether it’s a single comedian on stage such as Jerry Seinfeld or a massive production such as Cirque du Soleil, the Tribute Communities Centre provides world-class entertainment of all types to Oshawa and the Durham Region. The variety of major concerts have included Elton John, Bryan Adams, KISS, The Tragically Hip, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Selena Gomez, and many more. Children have been able to enjoy some of their favourites including The Wiggles, Disney Live!, Peppa Pig, and the Harlem Globetrotters.
There have also been a variety of sporting events that have shared the ice with the Oshawa Generals, including NHL Preseason with the New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres, NHL Rookie Tournament, IIHF World Junior Pre-Competition, Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships and Grand Slam of Curling Series. More sports have also been showcased at the venue including weightlifting and boxing through the TORONTO Pan Am Games while some of the fittest athletes in the world represented their countries at the CrossFit Invitational.
The Tribute Communities Centre hosted a total of 334,914 fans throughout 2019 which attributed to $8,867,157 in gross ticket sales. The Tribute Communities Centre was ranked 10th in Canada and 188th in the world for ticket sales by Pollstar Magazine for the 2019 Mid-Year Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 200 Arena Venues Chart! The Tribute Communities Centre also received the 2015 “Business Excellence Award" from the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, and was ranked 4th in Canada by Venues Today Magazine in their “2017 Top Stops” report for venues of 5,001-8,000 capacity. The Tribute Communities Centre also ranked among the top 100 venues for Venues Today Magazine's 2017 Social Media Power 100 Chart where the venue ranked 7th for venues 5,001-10,000 capacity.
The Tribute Communities Centre operates on lands covered under the Williams Treaties and the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi.
These lands remain home to a number of Indigenous nations and people and we are thankful to all Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America. We believe it is our responsibility to embrace meaningful discussions as we continue to learn about and from our past, as well as our present, in an effort to build a brighter future with stronger connections.
It is important to note that our acknowledgement statement was created in consultation with Jill Thompson, Indigenous Cultural Advisor at Ontario Tech University. We would like to thank her for her contribution to the development of this statement.
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