Bell Center organizes hockey, basketball, and MMA along with concerts and theatre. It holds the loudest NHL arena record of 135 dBs.
This arena is home to the NHL's oldest and most successful team, the Montreal Canadiens. It has a seating capacity of 21,105 for NHL matches.
Bell Center came into operation on 16 March 1996 as Molson Center, reflecting the then-owner of the Montreal Canadiens, Molson Family. Since then, the multi-purpose venue has hosted several hockey events, incorporating its initial Stanley Cup Finals in 2021.
Furthermore, this arena is rich in French-speaking culture rather than English. It is why the national anthem of Canada is sung chiefly in French, contributing to the loud chanting of the fans during the famous 'ole' chant.
Hence, due to its highest capacity of holding more than 21000 attendees in the NHL and a strong fan base towards the Canadiens, a record-high chanting of 135 decibels was witnessed during game 6 of the 2010 Stanley Cup playoff against the Pittsburgh Penguins.