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Rogers Arena
Rogers Arena.jpg
Former names General Motors Place (1995–2010)
Canada Hockey Place (February 2010)
Location 800
Griffiths Way, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6B 6G1
Coordinates 49°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
Broke ground July 13, 1993
Opened September 21, 1995
Owner Canucks Sports & Entertainment
Operator Canucks Sports & Entertainment
Construction cost C$160 million
Architect Brisbin, Brook and Beynon
Structural engineer Stuart Olson Dominion
Services engineer The Mitchell Partnership Inc.
General Contractor Huber, Hunt & Nichols/Dominion Construction Joint Venture
Capacity Ice 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)
Basketball:
19,193 (1995–2003)
19,700 (2003–present)
Concert: 19,000
Field dimensions 475,000 square feet (44,100 m2)
Tenants
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)
Towelpower
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.

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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