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The General Motors Centre (GMC) is a 5,500-seat multi-purpose arena located in downtown Oshawa, Ontario. The centre was constructed as a replacement for the Oshawa Civic Auditorium, whose main tenant is Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League. Starting in fall 2011, it will be home to the Oshawa Power of the National Basketball League of Canada.Groundbreaking took place June 22, 2005. The centre includes the main arena, and a community ice pad, and miniature outdoor skating rink. Opening night was November 3, 2006, when the Generals hosted the Owen Sound Attack. The fourth game of the 2006 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge was played at the GMC on November 27th, 2006. The first concert in the arena was Tom Jones.
General Motors Canada was announced as the winner of the naming rights to the arena on October 5th, 2006. The Centre is owned by the City of Oshawa, operated in conjunction with Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment. As of April 2008, MLSE has asked the City to release it from its management contract for the General Motors Centre.
The first goal ever scored at the General Motors Centre was scored by Dalyn Flatt of the Owen Sound Attack 6 minutes and 14 seconds into the game.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling held its first pay-per-view event to emanate from Canada, No Surrender, at the General Motors Centre on September 14, 2008.