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Des Moines Buccaneers

Arena Name: 95KGGO Arena
Capacity: 3,400
Built: 1961
Address: 7201 Hickman Road, Des Moines, Iowa, 50322
Telephone No: (515) 278-9757
Ice Surface Size: Regulation
Franchise Date: 1979-80
USHL Championships: 4, 1991-92, 1994-95, 1998-99, 2005-06
Anderson Cup Championships: 4, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1997-98, 1998-99
Colors: Red, Blue & White
Official Web Site:
Venue Web Site: None
Unofficial Sites: Buccaneers Unofficial Message Board
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95KGGO Arena
95KGGO Arena

95KGGO Arena
What's the Arena Like?
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Future Developments
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What Is It Like For Away Fans?
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Intimidation Factor:
Inside 95KGGO Arena
Kitchener Aud

How To Get There

From 401 east : Exit on Highway 8 west Kitchener/Waterloo. Exit off Highway 8 and go west to Kitchener (right hand side). Take Ottawa Street exit and turn left onto Ottawa Street. The Auditorium is on the Right.

From 401 west: Exit on Highway 8 West Kitchener/Waterloo. At Ottawa Street exit turn left. Auditorium is on the Right.

Parking is on-site and free.
Admission Prices
Adult $17.00
Student (13-24) $15.00
Senior $15.00
Child (Under 12) $13.00
Another Look Inside the Aud
95KGGO Arena
Franchise History
The Kitchener Rangers were once the legendary Guelph Biltmore Mad Hatters in the 1950's, but they moved to Kitchener in 1963-64. They recently celebrated their fortieth anniversary.
Local Rivals
Guelph and Kitchener are the closest two teams, geographically speaking, in the Western Conference, and therefore the rivalry can be heated. Kitchener also is a rival to London, Owen Sound and Erie.

Places to Eat Near 95KGGO Arena

By Kitchenerite Eagle Vision:
Kitchener was originally known as Berlin, Ontario, and later changed and split into the twin cities of Kitchener, and to the north, Waterloo. The name was changed for patriotic reasons during the First World War and was renamed for Lord Kitchener, one of the heroes of the Boer War and Secretary of War in the British government at the time. Waterloo is generally though of as the newer region, with better economic prosperity, a booming high-tech industry, suburbs and two universities (Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier). Kitchener, on the other hand, is a city with more of the familiar mix of big business along with manufacturing firms. The border runs down the middle of the combined city, and the two cities blend together as one seamlessly. The downtown core of Kitchener and uptown core of Waterloo run along the same street, King St., which runs from the 401 through the oldest parts of town and into St. Jacobs, an area known for the Amish who account for high amounts of the population in the area to the north of the city.

Despite the city's fragmented and often confusing system of roads which hardly resembles the grids found in most North American inner cities, the highway system is one of the most sophisticated of all of the mid-sized cities in Canada. One area where residents of Kitchener-Waterloo have always been shortchanged is shopping. The two cities combine for nearly 300,000 residents and yet there are only two larger-sized malls - Fairview in Kitchener and Conestoga in Waterloo. The obvious attraction in Kitchener would be Oktoberfest - traditionally Kitchener has been thought of as a community where with a disproportionate amount of Germans. Truth be known, Kitchener and Waterloo have both become extremely multicultural over the years, especially for mid-sized Ontario communities. Kitchener was once known for the world's longest bar (Lulu's). Boxer Lennox Lewis might be the most successful Kitchener athlete, while 3-time Stanley Cup champion Scott Stevens is the most successful hockey player to have been born in Kitchener. He also played junior in Kitchener for the Rangers. The longest-serving Prime Minister in Canadian history, William Lyon MacKenzie King, was also born in Kitchener.

Quirky facts: King and Weber streets run parallel through both cities end to end and cross each other twice. Kitchener-Waterloo would be a prime candidate for pizza capital of the world. In 1960 the Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen represented all of Canada at the Winter Olympics, winning the silver medal.

For Kitchener-Waterloo information please visit the Tourist Board's website.


If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me at and I'll update the guide.



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Last Revised: February 14, 2008