Sandman Centre Loge Seating Grand Opening

Release date: 
October 4, 2018

The City of Kamloops and the Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club (KBHC) are thrilled to celebrate the completion of their joint venture, Loge Seating at Sandman Centre.

This project created 64 seats within 16 loges on the upper southwest concourse of Sandman Centre and was completed in time for the Blazers’ home opener on September 21. Loge seating is designed for 19 years and older and offers tables of four with food and beverage service. The creation of the loge seating area is an opportunity for the Kamloops Blazers to offer individuals and companies with a unique networking opportunity while supporting our WHL Blazer hockey team.

The total cost of construction was borne by the KBHC; however, the loge suites and may be available for use by the City of Kamloops at any non-Blazer events. Hockey games for the next three years are sold out, demonstrating the success of the new Loge Suites. Tables may be available for purchase for concerts and other events.

The official ribbon cutting took place at last night’s Blazers game, with Mayor Ken Christian and Matt Bardsley, the KBHC’s General Manager and Vice President, doing the honours. Live broadcasts of the loge during the Blazers game showcased the new seating for fans.

“Our team really pulled together under a tight timeline and worked closely with the Blazers to make this project a reality. It puts Kamloops in the running for hosting major sporting events and concerts, as well as enhancing the game experience for Blazers fans,” said Christian.

“The Kamloops Blazers are thrilled with the look and feel of the Loge project at Sandman Centre. We are one of the only Cities in the WHL to have an amazing space such as this and it sets us apart from the rest of the league, which is clearly recognized by the business community as it’s sold out for the next three years,” said Bardsley. “The City and DW Builders were amazing to work with and did everything in their power to complete the project on time."

Sandman Centre also recently underwent a lighting upgrade. The upgrade will result in big energy savings and allow for theatre-style control, which will enhance the fan experience and exceed the lighting requirements for televised sports events, proving once again that Kamloops is Canada’s Tournament Capital.