Sags


Saint John Sea Dogs

Arena Name: Harbour Station
Capacity: 6,308
Built: 1993
Address: 99 Station Street, Saint John, NB, E2L 4X4
Telephone No: (506) 657-1234
Ice Surface Size: Regulation
Franchise Date: 2005-06
QMJHL Championships: Two, Most Recently in 2011-12
Memorial Cup Championships: 1, in 2010-11
Colours: Royal Blue, Silver, Black, & White
Official Web Site: saintjohnseadogs.com
Venue Web Site: harbourstation.nb.ca
Unofficial Site: The Dog Pound Message Board
Tourist Information: Tourism Saint John
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QMJHL
Harbour Station
Harbour Station
What's the Arena Like?
Harbour Station opened in 1993 on the edge of the port city's downtown. The arena, which replaced the old Lord Beaverbrook Rink as the main one in the city, was sufficient to lure in the AHL's Flames to the last major city in the Maritimes without minor league representation previously. However, as the exodus of the AHL began a decade later, the Flames couldn't hold on, and Harbour Station sat empty for a couple of years before the Sea Dogs began play in 2005.

Harbour Station is a tasteful, modern building at the bottom of a steep hill, which allows for great outside views of the place. The arena is tall and clad in white stucco and brick. From the main entrance, you enter the concourse directly.

Harbour Station's interior design is an interesting and well thought-out one. The concourse is located halfway up the seating bowl, but is not underneath the seats - it is open to views of the game. As a result, the lower level of blue seats is entered from the top, while intermittent stairways lead up to the green seats of the top concourse. The layout allows the best of all worlds - a lower and upper deck and an open concourse with views of the game.

I haven't seen a game at Harbour Station. If you have anything to contribute, send it on to email.
Future Developments
Harbour Station now has a full video scoreboard.
How To Get There
From the West: After the toll booth on the Harbour Bridge, take Exit 122 off the ramp. Stay in the right hand lane to the traffic lights. Turn right at lights, and travel down the short steep hill. Continue right at end of hill onto Smythe St. Turn right at yield sign to Station Street. Harbour Station will be on your left.

From the East: Turn off the highway at Exit 125, follow the road to the lights, stay in the right lane. Turn left (double lane) onto the overpass, stay in the right lane, turning right before lights. Turn left onto City Road, stay in the right lane. Harbour Station will be on your right.
Inside Harbour Station
Harbour Station
Franchise History
The Saint John Sea Dogs were granted as an expansion franchise in 2005-06 to replace the city's old AHL team, the Flames.
Retired Numbers
None
Local Rivals
Moncton and Bathurst are the other two competitors in the three-way fight for provincial pride.

Feedback

If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me at email and I'll update the guide.






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Last Revised: June 5, 2011