Canucks to celebrate 20th anniversary of Rogers Arena in 20 ways over 20 games
DH Vancouver StaffSep 03, 2015 4:12 pm
Remember the night when the Vancouver Canucks played their first game at Rogers Arena, formerly known as General Motors Place? How about when the Grizzlies still played in Vancouver? And what about all the big act concerts, tournaments, conventions and everything in between?
Rogers Arena opened its doors on October 9, 1995, marking the first time in decades that professional hockey and the city’s best events returned to the downtown Vancouver core, replacing Hastings Park’s Pacific Coliseum as the region’s main entertainment venue.
The Vancouver Canucks have announced that over the course of the 2015 to 2016 season, they will be celebrating Rogers Arena’s 20th anniversary in 20 different ways over 20 special Canucks home games. It begins on October 10 to mark the original opening night of the arena 20 years ago.
This includes nights that celebrate the NBA Vancouver Grizzlies, the Olympic golden goal, the greatest guests, and those who left too soon.
Details: Legendary performances, superstars and musical memories
Sunday, October 24 vs. Detroit
20 Nights Theme: 20 Years of Moments
Details: Standing O’s, fond farewells and a royal touch
Sunday, November 22 vs. New Jersey
20 Nights Theme: Rogers Arena Greatest Guests
Details: From Oprah to Clinton, Voodoo to Ravens, MMA to Junos
Thursday, December 3 vs. Dallas
20 Nights Theme: Keepers of the Cage
Details: Mac to Miller and everyone in between
Monday, December 28 vs. Los Angeles
20 Nights Theme: Forever a Canuck
Details: Celebrating the careers of those who left too soon
Monday, January 4 vs. Arizona
20 Nights Theme: The World of Hockey
Details: Juniors take the stage, the very best play here
Monday, January 11 vs. Florida
20 Nights Theme: The Olympic Journey
Details: Hosting our nations’ dream, The Golden Goal, Lui and the flag, “O Canada”
Tuesday, January 26 vs. Nashville
20 Nights Theme: Towel Power
Details: White towels and slaying dragons, the passion of the playoffs
Thursday, February 4 vs. Columbus
20 Nights Theme: Heavy Hitters
Details: They hit, they threw, they thrilled, tough guys
Sunday, February 21 vs. Colorado
20 Nights Theme: Alumni Homecoming
Details: The Canucks Alumni, generosity of time and spirit, fundraisers and ambassadors
Sunday, February 28 vs. San Jose
20 Nights Theme: Defence never rests
Details: Big shots, crunching checks and a creative flair – the D men that ruled the Canucks blue line
Tuesday, March 1 vs. New York Islanders
20 Nights Theme: Cult Classics
Details: Vote for Rory, The Barbarian and a goalie named Chris. Characters who captured our imagination
Wednesday, March 9 vs. Arizona
20 Nights Theme: Community Night
Details: Wonderful causes, beautiful people and a generous community recognized
Wednesday, March 16 vs. Colorado
20 Nights Theme: Fan-atics!
Details: Green spandex, masked goalie wannabes and the man who clapped
Sunday, March 27 vs. Chicago
20 Nights Theme: Sedinery
Details: Exceptional players and even better people. The journey of the Sedins.
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DH Vancouver Staff
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