FROM J'AI MA PLACE…TO PREMIÈRE PLACE
Launched in October 2008, the J’ai ma place project was born from a desire of the Quebec City business community to open a new arena, since the existing Coliseum was no longer meeting the needs or standards of international artists or the NHL. This project was an opportunity for the people of Quebec to play an active role in the construction of a new arena, now the Vidéotron Centre. So the first step in getting this endeavour off the ground was to gauge the interest of locals and businesspeople in developing the now-celebrated building. The people of Quebec responded with open hearts and open minds, and the entire business community encouraged the project from the get-go. All corporate lounges were sold and seats were filled by the thousands in no time.
In February 2010, with the participation of the Quebec government and the City of Quebec, the building’s construction agreement was finalized. Mission accomplished!
For more information on the history of Première Place, please see the History section for key dates.