Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks announced five things fans can look forward to on Opening Weekend, including the first Budweiser, Mike’s Hard Root Beer, Pepsi or bottled water “on the house” at Saturday’s game.
New menu items this year includes everything from Lumberjack Sandwiches (4 carved meats on 1 bun) to Coconut Thai Curry to Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. Rogers Arena will also be offering fans seven new types of craft beer.
The Canucks play back-to-back games on Opening Weekend hosting the Calgary Flames at 7:00pm on Saturday, October 15th and the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday, October 16th at 7:00 pm.
FIVE THINGS FANS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OPENING WEEKEND:
1. Two huge 50/50 jackpots:
The in-arena 50/50 jackpot for Saturday, October 15th at Rogers Arena could
reach upwards of $200,000 as it will include $77,560 of unclaimed funds from
the previous season.
Meanwhile, fans all over BC can play the new online 50/50 at PlayNow.com
from their computer or mobile device.
2. Complimentary beverage: At Saturday’s game all fans will receive their choice of one
complimentary Budweiser, Mike’s Hard Root Beer, Pepsi or bottled water “on the
house” when they arrive.
3. Arrive early for new opening: Fans are encouraged to arrive early on Saturday and be
in their seats by 6:50 pm to enjoy the pre-game ceremonies which includes full player
introductions and a new opening video and light show, including 200-ft-wide video
projection mapped across the ice.
4. New food and drink options: Continuing a hospitality tradition of enhancing menu
items and offerings at Rogers Arena year-on-year, the Canucks hospitality team will
showcase new food and beverage options and innovations for the 2016.17 season. New
to the concourse offerings will be fan favourites like Smoked Meat sandwiches, Jumbo
Chicken Wings, Pizza by the slice, Hand Cut Fries and Chicken Tenders, Italian Sausages
on a Bun, Perogies, Lumberjack Sandwich (4 carved meats on 1 bun) Steam Bao Buns,
Coconut Thai Curry and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. New beverages include seven
new craft beers, Mike’s Hard Root beer, Draft Cider and Vintage Peach Tea.
5. Giveaways and Jerseys off our back: For the first time, Canucks players will give away
their game-worn jerseys to lucky fans on back-to-back nights at the end of both
Saturday and Sunday’s games. Fans attending either game will also have the chance to
win giveaways including a pair of season tickets for the 2016.17 season.