Aerial photo of Bell MTS Place in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba. Home of the Winnipeg Jets.

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True North Sports and Entertainment recently completed a series of renovations to the concourses of the Bell MTS Place, home of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets. Improvements were made to the flooring, lighting and signage of the arena. The Jets also added 150 new HD televisions, new drink rails and 40 new points of sale including new concessions and retail spaces. The new points of sale were built with the goal of limiting wait times at the concession stands throughout the lower and upper concourses.


The renovations cost $14 million to implement and were also aimed at improving the crowd flow in the concourses during home games. The Winnipeg Jets also added a new “Hat Trick Wall” inside the arena that displays all of the hats thrown onto the ice following hat tricks by players. The hat trick wall imitates the hat trick display the Columbus Blue Jackets offer at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Previous renovations to the Bell MTS Place included replacing all of the seats inside the arena as well as adding a new score clock. Renovations scheduled for next summer include improving each team’s locker rooms, a facelift of the Exchange Restaurant on the lower level and improvements to the public areas of the lower level. The 2017-2018 NHL season is also the first season the Jets’ home arena is known as the Bell MTS Place. The arena was formerly known as the MTS Centre and was changed in May 2017. The name change came after Bell Canada acquired Manitoba Telecom Services.





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