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Encyclopedia > General Motors Place
General Motors Place
GM Place, The Garage


Location 800 Griffiths Way
Vancouver, British Columbia K2V 1A5
Opened 1995
Owner Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment
Operator Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment
Construction cost C$160 million
Architect Brisbin, Brook and Beynon
Tenants
Vancouver Canucks (NHL) (1995-present)
Vancouver Ravens (NLL) (2001-2004)
Vancouver Grizzlies (NBA) (1995-2001)
Vancouver Voodoo (RHI) (1996)
Capacity
Hockey: 18,630
Basketball: 19,193

General Motors Place (nicknamed The Garage and GM Place), sponsored by General Motors Canada, is an indoor arena at 800 Griffiths Way in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Completed in 1995 at a cost of C$160 million in private financing, the arena is home to the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL, and was formerly home to the Vancouver Grizzlies of the NBA and the Vancouver Ravens of the NLL. The Grizzlies have since moved to Memphis. The arena seats 18,630 for ice hockey and 19,193 for basketball. It has 88 luxury suites, 12 hospitality suites, and 2,195 club seats. The arena replaced the Pacific Coliseum as the main venue for events in Vancouver. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2000x1152, 1775 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Vancouver General Motors Place ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The Vancouver Canucks logo Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment is a large sports and entertainment company in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada previously owned by Seattle billionaire John McCaw. ... “C$” redirects here. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The Vancouver Ravens were a member of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), a professional sports league in North America, from 2002 to 2004. ... NLL redirects here. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... NBA redirects here. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The Vancouver Voodoo were a roller hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada which played in the RHI (Roller Hockey International) league. ... Roller Hockey International or RHI was an inline hockey league in North America between 1993-97 and 1999. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... This article is about the sport. ... General Motors of Canada Limited (GM Canada) is the name of General Motors Canadian division. ... The following is a list of indoor arenas. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... “C$” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Arena (disambiguation). ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The Vancouver Ravens were a member of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), a professional sports league in North America, from 2002 to 2004. ... NLL redirects here. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Pacific Coliseum. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ...


The arena is served by the Skytrain's Stadium-Chinatown Station. The SkyTrain is a two-line urban mass transit system in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... // Overview The Stadium-Chinatown of the Skytrain system is located on the Expo Line at the entrance of the short subway segment located beneath Downtown Vancouver. ...


On November 8, 2006, Francesco Aquilini became the sole owner of the Vancouver Canucks and General Motors Place. is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Francesco Aquilini shares ownership of the NHLs Vancouver Canucks with John McCaw. ...

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Entertainment upgrades

In mid-2006 GM Place was upgraded with a ProAd LED ribbon board encircling the upper bowl and shortly thereafter with a $5 million ProStar LED scoreboard. The original Mitsubishi Mark IV displays needed to be removed since the worldwide supply of replacement parts was not large enough to keep them operating throughout the 2006-2007 hockey season. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For information on Mitsubishi brand computer monitors, see NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display of America Inc. ...


The new LED scoreboard is built around four of the largest video displays in the NHL. Measuring 13.5 feet by 24 feet they are capable of displaying widescreen images in 4.4 trillion colours. Their size combined with their 10 mm pixel spacing gives them an image that is unrivaled in any NHL arena. The corners hold 5.5-foot by 13.5-foot displays with two ring displays each capping the top and bottom. The entire scoreboard weighs 49,000 lbs, 2% less than the one it replaced.[1][2] External links LEd Category: TeX ...


The normally three-week assembly period was completed in only one week and as a result there were some minor technical difficulties during the first home game.


Past major events

For other persons of the same name, see Brian Adams. ... The first World Cup of Hockey (WCH), or 1996 World Cup of Hockey, replaced the Canada Cup as the premier championship for professional ice hockey. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The National Hockey League All-Star Game (French: Match des Étoiles de la Ligue Nationale de Hockey) is an exhibition hockey game that marks the midway point of the National Hockey Leagues regular season, with many of the leagues star players playing against each other. ... The 1998 NBA Draft took place on 24 June 1998 in General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The World Figure Skating Championships is an annual event sanctioned by the International Skating Union in which elite figure skaters compete for the title of World Champion. ... W. Axl Rose[1][2] (born William Bruce Rose, Jr. ... Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... The Vertigo Tour was a concert tour by the Irish rock band U2, which took place in 2005 and 2006 in support of the groups 2004 album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. ... How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb track listing Love and Peace or Else (Track 4) City of Blinding Lights (Track 5) All Because of You (Track 6) City of Blinding Lights is the third single from U2s 2004 album, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. ... The 2006 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships were held in Vancouver, Kelowna (Okanagan valley), and Kamloops (Okanagan valley), British Columbia, Canada. ... The 2006 NHL Entry Draft Logo. ... This article is about the rock band. ... The Police Reunion Tour is a 2007-2008 concert tour by The Police, marking the 30th anniversary of their beginnings. ... Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4, 1981) is a popular American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and fashion designer, and is most widely known by the name Beyoncé. Knowles rose to stardom as a founding member and the lead singer of Destinys Child, musics most successful... The Beyoncé Experience is a 2007 worldwide concert tour by American singer, songwriter, and actress Beyoncé Knowles. ... is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The 2007 Super Series (Russian: Суперсерия 2007; French: 2007 Super Série) is an eight-game Under-20 ice hockey challenge between Russia and Canada. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

Future major events

  • GM Place will host the ice hockey events in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. These will be the first Olympic games to use NHL sized ice. This decision was made in order to maximize the potential crowds and revenue, instead of building a smaller, temporary venue with the international-size ice surface, as has been done for most other Winter Games.
  • The Spice Girls will open their reunion tour at GM Place on December 2, 2007.
  • Billy Joel will be performing at GM Place on October 30th, 2007
  • Ozzy Osbourne has the first Canadian date of his retirement tour, co-headlined by Rob zombie at GM Place scheduled for October 20th, 2007.

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References

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General Motors Place
  1. ^ Canucks Insider. Canucks.com. Retrieved on 31 October 2006.
  2. ^ [http://canucks.com/theinsider/default.asp?sectionID=5&id=1705 accessdaymonth=31 October Canucks Insider]. Canucks.com.

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External links

  • Canucks.com - General Motors Place
  • General Motors Place Home Page
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Vancouver Grizzlies

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Succeeded by
Pyramid Arena
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Preceded by
Pacific Coliseum
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Home of the
Vancouver Canucks

1995–present
Succeeded by
current

Coordinates: 49°16′40.11″N, 123°6′31.54″W This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The Pyramid Arena is a 21,000 seat arena located in downtown Memphis at the banks of the Mississippi River. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pacific Coliseum. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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General Motors Place - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (399 words)
General Motors Place, sponsored by the American automaker General Motors, is an indoor arena at 800 Griffiths Way in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Completed in 1995 at a cost of C$160 million in private financing, the arena is home to the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL, and was formerly home to the Vancouver Ravens of the NLL and the Vancouver Grizzlies of the NBA.
In 2006 GM Place was renovated to include a new LCD scoreboard and an around the rink "energy strip" consisting of LED panels.
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