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Meridian Centre seats

Meridian Centre Community Use Program

The City of St. Catharines is pleased to offer local non-profit organizations and sports organizations use of its Community Suite for Niagara IceDogs games and 12 lower bowl tickets for Niagara River Lions games at the Meridian Centre.

  • New this year: To help fans get closer to the action and enhance the game-day experience the City offers up to 12 tickets for seats in the lower bowl for Niagara River Lions games instead of the Commuity Suite.

Application are open for the 2019 Niagara River Lions season. Applications are due April 8.

Due to the limited number of games available, applications will be approved by the City based on the scoring criteria outlined below. Successful applicants will then have their names entered in a random draw to receive the date of their game.

How the program works

The City will match program applicants to a number of available games through two streams:

  • Groups planning to use the community suite for fundraising purposes.
  • Groups planning to bring children and youth to a game.

Groups planning to use the Community Suite for fundraising purposes

  • Selected groups will be granted use of the City's community suite which includes 12 tickets to a game.
  • Community suite has seating for ten, but 12 tickets will be provided.

Groups planning to bring children and youth to a game

  • Selected groups will be granted use of the City's community suite which includes 12 tickets to a game.
  • Community suite has seating for ten, but 12 tickets will be provided.

Who Is Eligible

Qualifying Criteria (all must be met)

  1. Type of Organization
    Organizations must be a registered charity, or an incorporated non-profit, or a minor not-for-profit sport association (documentation is required)
    • Registered Charities and Incorporated Non-Profits 
      Organizations in this category are eligible to apply; however, those that also provide services that focus on youth will be given preference.
    • Minor Not-for-Profit Sport Associations 
      Only amateur sports leagues or associations administering activities solely for children or youth under 18 will be eligible. The organization must operate on a not-for-profit basis and access to the sports program must be available widely to the community as a whole, without discrimination on any grounds. The organization must also be an association or club which governs multiple teams spanning several age groups. Individual teams involving a narrow age group or small number of participants are not eligible.
  2. Geographic location
    Organizations must serve the residents of St. Catharines to be eligible. Organizations located in St. Catharines will be given preference.
  3. Use of Community Suite
    Organizations are expected to provide tickets to youth to attend and/or to sell, auction or raffle Community Suite tickets for charitable fundraising purposes.
    • Organizations must indicate how they will use the Community Suite or tickets as part of the application process and will be considered for tickets available for that use only. 

Scoring Criteria

The City will use the following criteria to qualify and prioritize request from community groups intending to bring children and youth to events

Criteria Points
Tickets will be used for youth (18 and under) to attend 10
Organization is located in St. Catharines 5
Organization applied, but did not receive tickets in the previous year 5
Total points available 20

 

The City will use the following criteria to qualify and prioritize request from community groups intending to use the Community Suite for fundraising purposes:

Criteria Points
Suite/tickets will be used for fundraising purposes 10
Organization is located in St. Catharines 5
Organization applied, but did not receive tickets in the previous year 5
Total points available 20

 

Please note: If eligible demand exceeds supply a draw will be held to determine the recipients. Games will be drawn at random. The decision of the selection committee is final.

Successful Applicants

 

Below are highlights of the terms of use for using the Community Suite and Club Seats. Please refer to the Licence Agreement for full terms and conditions.

  • There must be at least one person over the age of 18 in the Community Suite or supervising the lower bowl seating at all times.
  • There is a limit of 12 individuals allowed in the suite at any give time.
  • Selected applicants are responsible for all food and beverage costs, hosting/gratuity fees, and other fees of the selected event.
  • Selected applicants are responsible for any damages associated with the use of the Community Suite.
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