Budweiser Gardens is a sports/entertainment center that opened in October 2002 with a maximum sitting capacity of 9,090 for ice and hockey events and over 10,000 for other events like concerts and family shows. This venue strives to meet the community’s needs through diverse programming. It stands as a city landmark of civic pride and community accessibility by promoting a sense of culture and vibrancy while also providing different entertainment shows and events.
Built-in London’s heart downtown, the exterior design of the Budweiser Gardens building incorporates an almost exact replica of the facade of the Talbot Inn – a nineteenth-century Inn that was originally located where the building stands nowadays. With a reputation for excellence in the industry, this venue is a top stop for performers and fans alike.
Previously known as the John Labatt Centre, the Budweiser Gardens is the biggest arena in South Western Ontario. This venue is home to the London Knights – a junior “A” hockey team. The Budweiser Gardens hosted many performances like Cher in 2002, Sum 41 in 2005, the first Saltimbanco by Cirque du Soleil, and Sting in 2010, among the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and other performers.