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Rogers Arena

General Motors Place
Rogers Arena
Stadium information
Former namesGeneral Motors Place (1995 � 2010)
Canada Hockey Place (February 2010)
Location800 Griffiths Way,
British Columbia V6B 6G1, Canada
Broke groundJuly 13, 1993
OpenedSeptember 21, 1995
OwnerCanucks Sports & Entertainment
OperatorCanucks Sports & Entertainment
Construction costC$160 million
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ArchitectBrisbin, Brook and Beynon
Project ManagerHuber, Hunt & Nichols/Dominion Construction Joint Venture
CapacityIce hockey: 18,422 (1995 � 2002), 18,514 (2002 � 2003), 18,630 (2003 � 2009), 18,810 (2009 � 2010), 18,860 (2010 � present)
Basketball: 19,193 (1995 � 2003), 19,700 (2003 � present)
Concert: 19,000
TenantsVancouver 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)

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Rogers Arena (nicknamed "The Phone Booth" and "The Cable Box" and also "The Garage" (when it was called GM Place) is an indoor sports arena located at 800 Griffiths Way in the downtown area of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Opened in 1995, the arena was known as General Motors Place (GM Place) from its opening until July 6, 2010, when Rogers Communications purchased the arena's naming rights from General Motors Canada. Rogers Arena was built to replace Pacific Coliseum as Vancouver's primary indoor sports facility and in part due to the National Basketball Association's 1995 expansion into Canada, where Vancouver and Toronto were given expansion teams.

The arena seats 18,860 for ice hockey and 19,700 for basketball, with 88 luxury suites, 12 hospitality suites and 2,195 club seats.

It is home to the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League and was the site for the ice hockey events at the 2010 Winter Olympics. The name of the arena temporarily became Canada Hockey Place during the Olympics.

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