Upcoming concert events will be heating up the MTS Centre this year including Blue Rodeo on Thursday, January 23, 2014. Located in downtown Winnipeg, the venue primarily serves as the home of the NHL's Jets, and offers a wealth of amenities, seating options, and more for the various forms of live entertainment passing through Manitoba.
MTS Centre Seating Information
The MTS Centre is an ovular venue with the stage generally set up on the far side of the venue for concerts. The precise seating chart for Blue Rodeo can be found on this page, so you'll have an idea of the layout for your show.
The closest seating to the stage will be the floor seating, which is simply organized by rows and no sections. Depending on the show and artists' preferences, there might be a general admission pit, or adjusted seating in the floor seats depending on the stage layout. The 100-level seating will likely be the next best available seating, and surrounds the floor from sections 101-109 and 116-127. Sections 202-209 and 215-228 complete the second level seating, while the 300-level makes up the highest level of seating in the venue, and ranges from 301-309 and 317-330. Sections 109, 115, 116, 208, 209, 215, 216, 308, 309, 317 and 318 may not be available for all shows, and when they are, they may have an obstructed view of the stage. Special notes like this will likely be included with the ticket listing.
MTS Centre General Information
The MTS Centre does not allow any outside food or drink inside the venue, but plenty of food options can be found inside. Professional cameras, video cameras and audio recorders are not permitted inside of the venue, but guests are welcome to bring personal cameras. Smoking is prohibited inside the building. Additionally, no banners and signs can be brought inside either. Re-entry is allowed, but each guest must have their ticket scanned prior to exiting.
MTS Centre Parking Information
There is no parking available onsite at the MTS Centre, but there are 30,000 parking spaces available nearby in downtown Winnipeg. There are 7,000 spots within a five-minute walk of the MTS Centre, and more than 13,000 within walking distance as well. Parking rates vary. There is a public walkway system that accesses the MTS Centre from the Cityplace, Millennium Library, Portage Place, and Winnipeg Square parking garages. Winnipeg Transit also has 51 routes that operate near the MTS Centre, but be sure to check schedules on the day of the event.
MTS Centre Gate Times
Unless the venue notes otherwise, the doors for Blue Rodeo will open one hour before the event is scheduled to start.
MTS Centre Accessibility
The MTS Centre is completely accessible with seating, restrooms, concessions, water fountains, and much more available. There are 11 sections with seating in a variety of different areas of the venue, and there are even suites and club lounges that are accessible. Accessible parking is also available in lots near the MTS Centre. Be sure to note your needs for accessible seating and parking when purchasing Blue Rodeo tickets. Any questions about accessibility can be directed to the venue.