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Classic City Arena Company, Limited (Hockey)


SKU: 6805
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Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Classic City Arena Company dating back to the 1920's. This document, which has been signed by the company President and Secretary-Treasurer, measures approximately 10 1/4" (w) by 8" (h). 


This certificate features a fantastic underprint of the arena itself.


Hard to find hockey collectible!


You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    The Classic City Arena Company, Limited was incorporated in Canada to build an arena in the city of Stratford.


    The Classic City Arena—now known as William Allman Memorial Arena—opened its doors in 1924, making it two years younger than Cambridge’s Galt Arena Gardens and one of the oldest continually operating arenas in the world.


    The rink was used by the Stratford Kroehlers of the Ontario Hockey League up until 1951, and is currently home to one of the most successful Junior B franchises in Canada, the Stratford Warriors (formerly the Stratford Cullitons).


    The arena is widely considered one of the finest old arenas in Canada and has been used by numerous film and television crews, including in Bauer's "Leave an Impression" advertising campaign.


    The list of NHLer's who began their careers playing Junior hockey in Stratford includes: Mark Bell, Rob Blake, Kevin Dahl, Louie DeBrusk, Greg de Vries, Boyd Devereaux, Nelson Emerson, Jeff Halpern, Rem Murray, Ed Olczyk, Mike Peluso, Chris Pronger, Garth Snow, Tim Taylor and several more.