Rogers Arena

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Rogers Arena
Former namesGeneral Motors Place (1995–2010)
Canada Hockey Place (February 2010)
Griffiths Way, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6B 6G1
Coordinates49°16′40″N 123°6′32″W / 49.27778°N 123.10889°W / 49.27778; -123.10889Coordinates: 49°16′40″N 123°6′32″W / 49.27778°N 123.10889°W / 49.27778; -123.10889
Parkingmore than 7,000 spaces
OwnerCanucks Sports & Entertainment
OperatorCanucks Sports & Entertainment
CapacityIce hockey:
18,422 (1995–2002)
18,514 (2002–2003)
18,630 (2003–2009)
18,810 (2009–2010)
18,860 (2010–2011)
18,890 (2011–2012)
18,910 (2012-present)
19,193 (1995–2003)
19,700 (2003–present)
Concert: 19,000
Field size475,000 square feet (44,100 m2)
StartedJuly 13, 1993
OpenedSeptember 21, 1995
Construction costC$160 million[2]
ArchitectBrisbin, Brook and Beynon
Structural engineerStuart Olson Dominion
Services engineerThe Mitchell Partnership Inc.
General contractorHuber, Hunt & Nichols/Dominion Construction Joint Venture
Vancouver Canucks (NHL) (1995–present)
Vancouver Grizzlies (NBA) (1995–2001)
Vancouver Ravens (NLL) (2001–2004)
Vancouver Voodoo (RHI) (1996)
1998 NHL All-Star Game
1998 NBA Draft
2006 NHL Entry Draft
2010 Winter Olympics (ice hockey venue)
The arena during a Canucks 2007 playoffs game

Rogers Arena is a sports arena in Vancouver, British Columbia. The arena opened on September 21, 1995, and is the current home to the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League.

History[change | change source]

The arena was first known as General Motors Place from 1995 to 2010. It was renamed Canada Hockey Place for a short time and held ice hockey events during the 2010 Winter Olympics.[3] The arena used to be the home of the Vancouver Grizzlies from 1995 to 2001 before they moved to Memphis, Tennessee to become the Memphis Grizzlies.

Rogers Communications has naming rights for the arena right now.[3] The arena has hosted the WWF's PPV In Your House 9: International Incident in 1996, ice hockey events during the 2010 Winter Olympics and UFC's 115 and 131.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Parking & Directions". Rogers Arena. Archived from the original on 2014-10-08. Retrieved 2014-10-15.
  2. "Archives: Canucks play first game in new rink". Vancouver Courier. Retrieved 2014-10-15.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "GM Place to be renamed Rogers Arena". The Sports Network. Archived from the original on 2010-07-09. Retrieved 2012-12-05.
  4. "UFC 115". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2012-12-05.
  5. "UFC 131:Dos Santos vs. Carwin". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2012-12-05.

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Events and Tenants
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Vancouver Grizzlies

Succeeded by
Pyramid Arena
Preceded by
Pacific Coliseum
Home of the
Vancouver Canucks

1995 – present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Pacific Coliseum
Home of the
Vancouver Voodoo

Succeeded by
last arena
Preceded by
HP Pavilion at San Jose
Host of the
NHL All-Star Game

Succeeded by
St. Pete Times Forum