Arena Name: Credit Union Place Capacity: 1763 Built: 2006 Address: 200 1 St. SE, Dauphin, MB, R7N 2V1 Ice Surface Size: Regulation Last Game: 2018
Credit Union Place
What Was the Arena Like?
Dauphin, Manitoba is a small town about two hours north of Brandon, and at every glance it's an unlikely place to host a WHL team. But the first round of the playoffs each year overlaps with the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, and on occasion the Wheat Kings are evicted from their home by the fair. The team has, on occasion, played at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, but in 2017 and 2018 they elected to play their eviction games in Dauphin, at the home of the MJHL's Dauphin Kings.
Credit Union Place is a fairly basic, bare-bones new arena just east of the city centre in Dauphin. The main entrance faces away from the road, with a substantial parking lot in front of it and baseball and soccer fields nearby. The arena is constructed of green corrugated metal, with only the main lobby being yellow brick. The lobby has a stairway leading up to the seating bowl, with a generic top concourse around the top of a U-shaped seating bowl. Clone rinks extend down into the junior A and B leagues as well, and Dauphin could easily be any CHL rink built in the last thirty years, apart from the half-sized capacity, lack of suites, and lack of a video board.
Western Manitoba isn't exactly flush with alternate homes for the Wheat Kings if they keep getting evicted from the Keystone Centre, so it's entirely within the realm of possibility that the Wheaties will someday play here again.
Inside Credit Union Place
What's It Used for Today?
Credit Union Place remains home to an MJHL team, the Dauphin Kings.
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