Rogers Arena has been the home ice of the Vancouver Canucks since 1995. Located in downtown Vancouver, the arena also hosts lacrosse and other sporting events as well as concerts. The arena was originally known as General Motors Place until 2010 when Rogers Communications took over the naming rights.
The Vancouver Canucks joined the NHL in 1970 as an expansion team and are currently members of the Western Conference Pacific Division. Although they have advanced to the finals three times, they have yet to win a Stanley Cup. Prior to the NHL’s 1970 expansion, Vancouver had been home to minor league hockey teams, setting the stage for a big league club.
- 1 How many seats are in Rogers Arena
- 2 Directions – How to get to Rogers Arena
- 3 Where to Park near Rogers Arena?
- 4 Other Rogers Arena FAQs
- 4.1 Is Rogers Arena open?
- 4.2 Who paid Rogers Arena Vancouver?
- 4.3 How Old Is Rogers Arena Vancouver?
- 4.4 What is the Rogers Arena Health & Safety Information? (related to COVID)
- 4.5 How much is a Vancouver Canucks hockey ticket?
- 4.6 What hockey teams play at the Rogers Arena?
- 4.7 Who owns the Rogers Arena?
How many seats are in Rogers Arena
Rogers Arena can accommodate almost 19,000 Canucks’ fans, 18,910 to be exact. This number has increased slightly over the years since completion in 1995 due to minor seating configuration changes. Concert attendance is 19,000 and seating increases slightly for basketball games to 19,700.
Directions – How to get to Rogers Arena
Rogers arena is located in Vancouver at 800 Griffiths Way. The arena is part of the downtown district of the city, and visitors can arrive via several forms of transportation. For visitors staying in the city, a walk straight down Abbotts Street will get you to the arena. There is also a rideshare app dropoff and pickup location along this route.
For public transportation options, Stadium-Chinatown Station on SkyTrain’s Expo Line is directly adjacent to Rogers Arena. There are also bus routes that service the arena. If you are driving to Rogers Arena, there is parking available on site right at the venue as well as on the surrounding blocks.
Where to Park near Rogers Arena?
There is plenty of parking to be found at and around Rogers Arena. The underground parking, referred to as Lot 987 is accessible via Griffiths Way and has a height clearance of 6’6”. Be aware, Lot 987 opens to ticket holders no earlier than 15 minutes before arena doors.The numerous parking lots surrounding the arena account for thousands of spots available to those arriving for events. Locals who drive to the games basically go by the axim that the further you feel like walking, the better price you’ll get on parking for a game.
Other Rogers Arena FAQs
Is Rogers Arena open?
Rogers Arena is currently open with strict COVID vaccine requirements in place. Please be sure to review the policies before attending a Canucks’ game or any other event at the arena.
Who paid Rogers Arena Vancouver?
Rogers Arena was built to replace the Pacific Coliseum as the home of both the Vancouver Canucks and Vancouver Grizzlies (relocated to Memphis in 2001) as well as host other major events. The cost was $160 million Canadian dollars and was funded through private financing.
How Old Is Rogers Arena Vancouver?
Rogers Arena was completed in 1995.
If you are attending a game or event at Rogers Arena, please be aware of the following, per their website: Upon arrival at Rogers Arena, you will need to have your vaccine card available on your mobile device along with one piece of government issued photo ID that matches the name on your vaccine card. By September 13th, you must be partially vaccinated to access events at Rogers Arena. You’re considered partially vaccinated with 1 dose. By October 24th, you must be fully vaccinated to access events at Rogers Arena. You’re fully vaccinated with 2 doses.
How much is a Vancouver Canucks hockey ticket?
The average price of a Canucks’s ticket is $140. Standard ticket prices and those on the secondary market have a wide range, and in some cases you can get in to see a game for under $20.
What hockey teams play at the Rogers Arena?
The Vancouver Canucks of the NHL’s Western Conference, Pacific Division call Rogers Arena their home ice.
Who owns the Rogers Arena?
Canucks Sports & Entertainment and Aquilini Investment Group own and operate Rogers Arena.