Sunday, March 27, 2005

The Opening of the new arena March 26, 2005

Paraphrasing from the Times Colonist of March 27, 2005

It was right down to the wire, but the Save-On-Food Memorial Center opened to the skirl of bag pipes and the sounds of Rod Stewart Saturday night.

The arena was issued an occupancy permit about 6 hours before the 8:00 p.m. concert. Victoria Mayor, Alan Lowe, accepted the first ticket on the arena's opening nite. The arena has a 7000 seat capacity.

I have no photos of the place yet, or of it when it was under construction. Alas.

We were offered tickets to the show but had to decline as we had prior commitments. Alas, again.

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