- Address: 1909 Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal, Montreal
- Country: Canada
- Capacity: 21,000
- Opened: 16 March 1996
- Main use: Ice hockey
- Tenants: Club de hockey Canadien (ice hockey)
Extra stadium info – Centre Bell
The Canadian singer Céline Marie Claudette Dion became the first artist with 50 performances at the Centre Bell. The construction of the arena started in 1993, soon after Club de hockey Canadien won their 24th Stanley Cup title. Club de hockey Canadien, nicknamed Canadiens de Montréal, won the title after beating the Los Angeles Kings from California. The Canadian ice hockey club was founded in 1909 under a different name. They became the most successful National Hockey League club.
The first Stanley Cup titles
In 1916, Club de hockey Canadien won the Stanley Cup for the first time in their history. That year, they won three of the five matches in the championship series of the NHL. In 1924, the Canadiens de Montréal won their second Stanley Cup title. They won both games in the championship series that year. Club de hockey Canadien won the Stanley Cup twice in the 1930s. In the 1940s, they won the championship series twice again. The Canadiens won the 18 more Stanley Cup titles in the 20th century.
More Stanley Cup titles
In the 1950s, the Canadiens de Montréal won the Stanley Cup five times. That decade, they defeated the Boston Bruins from Massachusetts three times in the championship series of the NHL. Club de hockey Canadien also defeated the Detroit Red Wings from Michigan and the Toronto Maple Leafs from Ontario in the finals that decade. In the 1960s, the Canadiens won five more Stanley Cup titles. They won the titles after beating the Chicago Blackhawks, the Detroit Red Wings, the St. Louis Blues and the Toronto Maple Leafs in the finals of the Stanley Cup. The Canadiens won the Stanley Cup six times in the 1970s. They won the titles after winning finals against the Boston Bruins, the Chicago Blackhawks, the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers.