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Budweiser Gardens is a sports-entertainment centre, in London, Ontario, Canada – the largest such centre in southwestern Ontario. Until 2012, it was known as the John Labatt Centre, usually referred to as the "JLC".

Budweiser Gardens
House of Green, Bud Gardens, The Bud
Budweiser Gardens - Interior 2015.JPG
Former names John Labatt Centre
Location 99 Dundas Street
London, Ontario, Canada
N6A 6K1
Coordinates 42°58′57″N 81°15′9″W / 42.98250°N 81.25250°W / 42.98250; -81.25250Coordinates: 42°58′57″N 81°15′9″W / 42.98250°N 81.25250°W / 42.98250; -81.25250
Owner London Civic Centre Corporation
Operator Global Spectrum
Capacity 9,046 - Hockey
9,000 - End stage concert
3,200 - Theatre mode (smaller concert)
2,800 - Theatre mode (with proscenium)
10,200 - Centre stage concert
Surface 200' X 85'
Construction
Broke ground March 2001
Opened October 11, 2002
Construction cost $42 million, plus $10 million for land
Architect Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects (BBB Architects)
Project manager Trinity Planning & Projects Consulting
Structural engineer VanBoxmeer & Stranges
Services engineer The Mitchell Partnership, Inc.
General contractor EllisDon
Tenants
London Knights (OHL) (2002-Present)
London Lightning (NBL) (2011-present)

Budweiser Gardens is a sports-entertainment centre, in London, Ontario, Canada – the largest such centre in southwestern Ontario. Until 2012, it was known as the John Labatt Centre, usually referred to as the "JLC".

The John Labatt Centre, which opened on October 11, 2002, was named after John Labatt, founder of the Labatt brewery in London. Labatt still has a large brewery in London to the present day, although its head office was moved to Toronto in the early 1990s. The John Labatt Centre's name was changed to Budweiser Gardens in Fall 2012, as approved by London City Council on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 with a vote of 12-3.

The centre was built, in part, to be the new downtown home of London's Ontario Hockey League team, the London Knights, replacing the 40-year-old London Ice House in the south end of the city, near Highway 401. Since 2011, it is home to London's National Basketball League of Canada team, the London Lightning.

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