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Colisée Pepsi
Pepsi Coliseum
Colisée Pepsi de Québec.jpg
Former names Colisée de Québec (1949-99)
Location ExpoCité
250 boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel, Quebec City, Quebec G1L 5A7
Coordinates 46°49′51″N 71°14′47″W / 46.83083°N 71.24639°W / 46.83083; -71.24639Coordinates: 46°49′51″N 71°14′47″W / 46.83083°N 71.24639°W / 46.83083; -71.24639
Broke ground May 24, 1949
Opened December 8, 1949
Expanded 1981
Owner Quebec City
Operator ExpoCité
Surface Multi-surface
Construction cost C$3,000,000[1]
Architect Robert Blatter
Bouchard & Rinfret
Capacity 15,176
Tenants
Quebec Aces (QHL)/(AHL) (1950-1971)
Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) (5 games in 1968)[2]
Quebec Nordiques (WHA)/(NHL) (1972-1995)
Quebec Rafales (IHL) (1996-1997)
Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) (1969-1985)
Quebec Radio X (LNAH) (2004-2007)
Quebec Citadelles (AHL) (1999-2002)
Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) (1999-present)

The Colisée Pepsi (English: Pepsi Coliseum), formerly the Colisée de Québec (English: Quebec Coliseum) is a multi-purpose arena in Quebec City, Quebec. The arena opened on December 8, 1949, and is the current home to the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). It was also the home of the Quebec Nordiques of the World Hockey Association (WHA) and National Hockey League (NHL) from 1972 until 1995 when they relocated to Denver, Colorado to become the Avalanche.

The 1971 Memorial Cup championship series was hosted at the arena and saw the Remparts defeat the Edmonton Oil Kings two games to none. The first game of the 1974 Summit Series between the Canadian WHA all-stars and the Soviet national team was held at the Coliseum, as well as one game in each of the 1976 and 1991 Canada Cups.

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