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A Match of the Mississauga Steelheads at Paramount Fine Foods Centre

Paramount Fine Foods Centre

4.1

Rating

4.1/5

Flyctory.com Pros

  • Nice traffic situation / location
  • Very friendly staff and nice food
  • Easy ticket situation

Flyctory.com Cons

  • Rather a "sensible" than a "charming" place

Apart from visiting a Toronto Maple Leafs match at Scotiabank Arena, my wife and I also headed to the Ontario Hockey League during our November 2021 visit in Canada. On a Sunday early afternoon match, the Mississauga Steelheads were hosting the Sudbury Wolves (final score: 7-2 for the Steelheads) in their Paramount Fine Foods Center. Time for an arena review. The venue is also used by the Toronto Raptors 905 in the NBA G League.

 

Paramount Fine Foods Centre – Location & Traffic

The Paramount Fine Foods Centre is located at 5500 Rose Cherry Place in Mississauga, not too far away from Toronto Pearson Airport. The venue is located close to the interchange of the expressways 401 and 410. There was plenty of free parking around.

From a touristic perspective, the area around Paramount Fine Foods Centre is not too thrilling. There are no major attractions around the place. However, the hotel situation should be rather relaxed due to the proximity of the airport.

 

Paramount Fine Foods Centre – Arena & Ticket Situation

The arena hosts up to 5,600 people for ice hockey matches and some 5,400 for basketball. The match we visited came with an attendance of some 1,000 people. We decided to go for the match just a few hours before face-off and managed to get pretty good, central tickets for some 37 CAD including  taxes and fees via Ticketmaster.

The arena is quite nice in the interior, but is not having an overwhelming charme when you walk around (like most North American venues). Nonetheless, it is compact with short routes and good traffic connection.

The sanitary facilities were very fine, before and during the match.

 

Paramount Fine Foods Centre – Atmosphere

There is some atmosphere in the arena at Mississauga Steelheads matches, but it is not like people actively cheering for their team. I liked the very fair atmosphere, e.g. that they also presented the Starting Six of the guest team. The whole presentation is much more professional as you would have that in similar leagues in Europe.

 

Paramount Fine Foods Centre – Food

Even though the venue did not run on full culinary capacity for this OHL match, you had quite a nice choice of drinks and bites. At the Bud Light Lounge, you could also watch a match of a youth team in the B rink. The prices were very relaxed and quality of food was good.

 

Paramount Fine Foods Centre – Shopping & Services

The staff at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre was really nice. We were a bit of nervous when they had to check our (of course, European) Covid-19 vaccination proof, but this one went very smooth as well. There is a nice souvenir store right at the entrance to the arena.

 

Mississauga Steelheads at Paramount Fine Foods Centre – My View

Watching the Steelheads at their home ice hockey rink was really fun. The arena is not luxurious, but fit for purpose, the atmosphere is really friendly and the food was good. Overall, Paramount Fine Foods Centre gave us a nice and entertaining time before heading back home to Germany.

 

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