5 things Fans Need To Know About Opening Night

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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.


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.

Scott Harrigan
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