The arena was funded in part by the government.
To be exact
The MTS Centre will cost $133.5 million. The MTS Centre Project group will contribute about 70% of this or $93 million.
THE PUBLIC SECTOR CONTRIBUTION WILL LEVERAGE PRIVATE SECTOR FUNDS FOR AN AMENITY USED BY AND ACCESSIBLE TO ALL CITIZENS
The Government of Canada, The Province of Manitoba and The City of Winnipeg will contribute about 30% or $40.5 million. For every two private- sector dollars, there will be less than one dollar of public- sector investment.
As part of the Business Plan, The MTS Centre Project Group will own and operate the new entertainment centre and the Manitoba Moose.