Rogers Arena is a multi-purpose arena located on Griffiths Way in the downtown area of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is the home to the Vancouver Canucks. The capacity of Rogers Arena varies depending on the event. For ice hockey games, the capacity is 18,910. For basketball games, the capacity is 19,700. For concerts, the capacity is around 19,000.

Construction of Rogers Arena broke ground on July 13th, 1993 and it officially opened on September 21st, 1995 at a cost of C$160 million. It was built to replace the aging Pacific Coliseum as the main venue for events in Vancouver and to serve as the home arena to the Vancouver. It was originally named General Motors Place as part of a sponsorship arrangement with General Motors Canada, and was commonly known as “GM Place” or “The Garage”. In 2010, General Motors Canada ended its naming rights sponsorship and a new agreement was reached with Rogers Communications, changing its name to Rogers Arena.

Vancouver Canucks Rogers Arena

How to Vancouver

The nearest airport to Rogers Arena is Vancouver Harbour Water Airport (CXH) which is approximately 1 km away. The nearest international airport is Vancouver International Airport (YVR) which is approximately 15 km away.

British Airways and Air Canada operate direct flights from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

If you’re already in Canada or the US and looking to travel to/from Vancouver, then you have the choice of most domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

Rogers Arena is easily accessible via public transportation. The Stadium-Chinatown Station on SkyTrain’s Expo Line is directly adjacent to Rogers Arena on Expo Boulevard. Upon exiting the train at Stadium-Chinatown, take the Stadium Entrance/Exit, located directly across from Gate 10 at Rogers Arena. There are also several bus stops near the arena. Some of the closest ones include Eastbound W Pender St @ Abbott St, Westbound W Pender St @ Abbott St and Northbound Cambie St @ Robson St which are all around a 2 minute walk from the arena.

You could use apps such as Moovit to get directions to the park using public transportation.

Staying in Vancouver

There are many neighbourhoods in Vancouver that are great to stay in when visiting Rogers Arena.

Downtown Vancouver (Yaletown) is where all the interesting and exciting attractions and activities are located, so you’ll always be in the centre of the action if you stay here. West End is perfect for those who want to stay close to Stanley Park and English Bay Beach. Kitsilano is the neighbourhood known for its beaches and parks. Gastown and Chinatown have an abundance of historic architecture and old-town charm. Finally, there’s Commercial Drive is packed with bohemian boutiques and hipster vibes.

Vancouver Canucks Tickets

The Vancouver Canucks sell their tickets via Ticketmaster.

The official ticket partner for the NHL is Ticketmaster.

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown are before the selling platform fees are added, so take time to have a read of my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

I recommend downloading the team’s Mobile App to your phone as it contains much Gameday information for the stadium.

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