October 7, 2013, VANCOUVER, B.C. (ISN) – Another historic moment is on the horizon at Rogers Arena.
The 25 millionth guest in history to attend an event at the arena will arrive on Thursday, October 10th when the Canucks face-off against the San Jose Sharks. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Canucks Sports & Entertainment will present the 25 millionth fan with Canucks season tickets as well as tickets to all Live Nation events over the course of the year. There will also be a number of prize giveaways and other surprises throughout the night for those in attendance.
Social Media Contest:
All this week, Canucks.com is hosting a social media campaign, encouraging fans to tweet their favourite moments at Rogers Arena with the hashtag #RA25Mill. One lucky fan who participates will win tickets to Thursday’s game as well as two complimentary tickets to a maximum of 20 Live Nation events at Rogers Arena over the course of a year. Full details about the contest can be found on Canucks.com/twitter.
Victor de Bonis, COO, Canucks Sports & Entertainment and Alternate Governor, NHL:
“We are very excited to welcome our 25 millionth guest for a night they’ll always remember. We look forward to thrilling all of our fans in attendance Thursday with some great prizing and surprises throughout the night.”
25 Millionth Guest Night Prizing:
- 23 lucky fans will be presented with a game-worn jersey from a Vancouver Canuck on the ice post-game.
- The 25 millionth fan will receive Canucks season tickets and a pair of tickets to all Live Nation events over the course of a year.
- The winner of the social media contest on Canucks.com will receive a pair of tickets for 20 Live Nation events over the course of a year at Rogers Arena.
Some Facts About Rogers Arena:
- The first event at Rogers Arena was a Bryan Adams concert hosted on September 19, 1995.
- Former tenants include the Vancouver Grizzlies of the NBA (1995-2001), Vancouver Ravens of the NLL (2001-2004) and Vancouver Voodoo of the RHI (1996).
- Hosted the Canada-Russia game during the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.
- Hosted the 1998 NBA Draft.
- Host of the 2001 World Figure Skating Championships.
- Queen Elizabeth II dropped the puck in a ceremonial face-off prior to an NHL exhibition game between San Jose and Vancouver on October 6, 2002.
- Served as the venue for the Medal Round of the 2006 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.
- Hosted the 38th annual Juno Awards.
- Served as the primary ice hockey venue for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games from February 13-28, where it was rebranded as Canada Hockey Place.
- The arena was distinguished with the Standing Ovation Award in the Sports & Entertainment category from the BC Rehabilitation Foundation in 2006.
- The capacity of Rogers Arena for a hockey game is 18,910.
- Rogers Arena offers 88 executive suites and nine single game suites, located on levels 200 and 500.