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Being the Proud Owner company of the Leafs, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd also owns the Air Canada Centre that is 665,000 square feet (62,000 m?) in size.The Air canada centre is a truly amazing sports arena.
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As Air Canada was the corporate sponsor of the Arena, the venue was nick named ?The Hangar? in the beginning. However this name was never familiar with the general public. The Air Canada Centre is most commonly referred to as simply 'The ACC' and has been referenced as such on the official Air Canada Centre website. It is located just south of Union Station.
The Toronto Raptors under its initial ownership group headed by Canadian businessman John Bitove started the building of this outstanding ?The Air Canada Centre?. The building was designed for both hockey and basketball, but basketball was given the top priority; indeed, sightlines were designed to be especially good for basketball's smaller court.
Purchasing the Raptors and the under-construction Air Canada Centre allowed the Maple Leafs to move out of the aging legendary Maple Leaf Gardens without having to build a separate new arena. The Air Canada Centre's groundbreaking was performed in February of 1997.The site was once occupied by the Canada Post Delivery Building. The current building retained the striking facades of the east and south walls of that structure, but the rest of the building was removed to make room for the arena.The 15-storey tower stands at 55 metres.
The first Maple Leafs home game took place on February 20, 1999 versus the Montreal Canadiens, won by the Leafs 3-2 on an overtime goal by Steve Thomas. The first Raptors game took place the following night versus the Vancouver Grizzlies. The facility hosted the 2000 NHL All-Star Game and the championship game of the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
The venue held WWE SummerSlam in 2004 and WWE Unforgiven in 2006, as well as numerous other wrestling events.
Located within the Air Canada Centre is the 5,200-seat Best Buy Theatre, used for theatre concerts, Broadway and family shows, and other events. It was formerly called the Sears Theatre and is also known as the 'Theatre at ACC'.
The ACC has held numerous concerts to big name stars such as KISS, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Guns N' Roses, David Bowie, Mariah Carey, Coldplay, U2, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Britney Spears and Oasis.
Air Canada Centre has earned its place of distinction along Toronto's skyline, and in the hearts of sports and entertainment fans from all over the world.