(As of Mar.7.14)
Access through Gate 8: Due to construction at Gate 8, please consider using Gate 2 on the north side of Rogers Arena for access to upper bowl seating. Gate 8 on Georgia Street viaduct will continue to see a reduction in access space as construction on the West Tower at Rogers Arena continues. We encourage all fans in the upper bowl to utilize Gate 2 off the Dunsmuir Street viaduct when entering Rogers Arena.
Access through Gate 7: With the start of excavation on the South Tower, access to Rogers Arena across the south plaza will no longer be available until the completion of the tower. Fans entering Gate 7 from the direction of Yaletown/Pacific Boulevard will be directed to the sidewalk on the south side of Pacific Boulevard, up to the intersection at Abbott Street; where traffic authority will assist in crossing Pacific Boulevard. Entry up to Gate 7 will be via the outside stairs located beside the current Team Store.
Canucks fans and concert-goers can look forward to more comfortable and diverse experiences in the future while attending events at Rogers Arena. The first of three towers being constructed around the home rink of the Vancouver Canucks is well underway, and the second tower recently breaking ground in February 2014.
The first tower, the West Tower as it’s been tentatively named, is rapidly gaining height every day at the southwestern end of Rogers Arena. Once completed, the tower will provide new amenities and experiences to Canucks and concert fans. The tower will offer expanded concourse space on levels 100 and 300, giving fans more room to mingle and enjoy the variety of fresh food vendors. Fans will also be able to enjoy a beer or cocktail at the new upscale bar located on the upper concourse.
Level 200 of the West Tower will provide much needed additional men’s and women’s washroom facilities for all guests, increasing the washrooms in Rogers Arena by 25%, which will substantially reduce wait times.
The fourth floor is being prepared for development in the future as an action-packed and unique sports bar, unlike any other in Vancouver. It will boast modern AV technology, a DJ mixing tracks, large screens for watching the game and plenty of additional TVs so you don’t miss a moment of action, all surrounding the longest bar in Vancouver. This cutting-edge restaurant will feature loge viewing seats into the bowl to keep you right in the midst of the action. For a more intimate feel exclusive VIP loge boxes will be available, complete with food and beverage service in a private dining area, luxury seats and personal TVs. Once completed, fans will be able to take advantage of the new restaurant on more than just game day, as this space will be open daily to the public.
The adjoining West Tower expanded concourse space for level 100 and 300 will be operational for the 2014.15 NHL season, while the remaining office and residential suites of the 26-story building will be completed in early 2015.
The second 31-story South Tower will not be attached to Rogers Arena, but will be in close proximity on the South Plaza. The South Tower will include five levels of underground parking, with over 250 residential rental units in addition to fitness and multipurpose facilities. Work commenced on the tower in February of 2014.
The third 28-story East Tower, which will be located above the current Canucks Team Store, will be another mixed-use highrise with both residential rental apartments and office suites. Canucks Sports & Entertainment is excited to announce as part of the new East Tower construction, the current Canucks Team Store will be relocated to a new larger location facing onto Abbott Street. The new team store will be two levels and will carry the largest assortment of Canucks merchandise. It will have several new shopping experiences along with new upscale brands. This new location will have a very inviting façade, thrilling our fans and creating a true shopping destination.
Construction of the East Tower is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2014.