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. 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. 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.
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- "GM Place to be renamed Rogers Arena". The Sports Network. http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=326764. Retrieved 2012-12-5.
- "UFC 115". Ultimate Fighting Championship. http://www.ufc.ca/event/UFC-115-LIDDELL-vs-FRANKLIN#/fight/Chuck-Liddell-Rich-Franklin. Retrieved 2012-12-5.
- "UFC 131:Dos Santos vs. Carwin". Ultimate Fighting Championship. http://www.ufc.ca/event/UFC131#/fight. Retrieved 2012-12-5.
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