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FORUM MEMORIES DO NOT COME CHEAP
Published March 13, 1996
One night after the Canadiens played their final game at the fabled Forum, the facility was turned over to sports memorabilia collectors who spent over $300,000 bidding on Forum fixtures, according to today's Montreal GAZETTE. Approximately 1,000 fans paid $35 each to bid on items ranging from championship banners to penalty-box benches. An equal number shelled out $5 just to watch. All proceeds will go to the United Way and a fund for retired Habs players. Samples: C$31,000 for the '23-'24 Stanley Cup Championship banner; C$20,000 for the nets from Monday's game; C$3,400 for lockers used by current players; $1,800 for a turnstile; and C$7,500 for the puck used to score the final Forum goal (Peggy Curran, Montreal GAZETTE, 3/13). The Hamilton SPECTATOR reports one of the building's hot-dog grills sold for C$1,000 (Hamilton SPECTATOR, 3/13).