Venue Info
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (SOFMC) is Victoria’s premier entertainment facility and the largest arena in British Columbia outside Vancouver.

The state-of-the-art 7,000 seat facility is home to the Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League and regularly hosts large-scale concerts and other special events such as figure skating, curling, plays, trade shows and conferences.

SOFMC also features a fine dining Lion’s Den Restaurant, retail & meeting space, a Shaw Communications, TV studio, club lounge, concourse and retail space. 

Mission & Vision

At Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, we strive to bring people together through sports, entertainment, and shared experiences that inspire our fans and our community. We are committed to innovation, sustainability, and providing a state-of-the-art entertainment experience for Vancouver Island. 

We are part of GSL Group, where we build better communities through better connections.


Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre opened on March 26, 2005 with a maximum seating capacity of 7,000 for hockey games and 9,000 for concerts. The arena was developed and is operated by GSL Group (previously R.G. Properties), a Vancouver-based development and entertainment company with commercial and recreational facilities throughout BC and the current owner of Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League. 

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre replaced the Memorial Arena, also known as the “Barn on Blanshard” (rectangular with a curved roof, resembling a barn or aircraft hangar) which had been constructed in 1949.

The first concert to be held at Save-On-Foods-Memorial Centre was a Rod Stewart concert. Since then the arena has hosted various high-profile sporting and entertainment events including Aerosmith, Backstreet Boys, Bryan Adams, Black Eyed Peas, Prince, Cher, Michael Buble, Sir Elton John, Cirque du Soleil, Bill Clinton, World Juniors Hockey, Vancouver Canucks, WWE Wrestling and more. 

Seating Maps
Full Concert Setup
Half Concert Setup
Quarter Concert Setup
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    September 25, 2024
    Global icon Paula Abdul has announced a 2024 Canadian tour this Fall – joined by very special guests Taylor Dayne and Tiffany. The tour kicks off September 25th in Victoria, BC, and will visit over 20 markets across the country before ending in Sydney, NS on October 26th.
    November 20, 2024
    Grammy and Juno-award winning artist Sarah McLachlan announced a Canadian leg of her Fumbling Towards Ecstasy 30th Anniversary Tour
    November 2, 2024
    Russell Peters at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, BC on Saturday, November 2, 2024 at 8:00pm.
    October 26, 2024
    Jim Jefferies & Jimmy Carr: Charm Offensive at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria on Saturday, October 26, 2024 at 7:30pm.