Pacific Coliseum

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Pacific Coliseum is an indoor arena, at Hastings Park, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Completed in 1968, at the former site of the Pacific National Exhibition, the arena currently holds 16,281, for ice hockey, though capacity at its opening was 15,713.

The arena is the home of the Vancouver Giants, of the WHL. Other hockey tenants of the Pacific Coliseum have been the Vancouver Canucks, of the NHL, from 1970–1995 and the WHL, from 1968-1970, the Vancouver Blazers, of the WHA, from 1973–1975 and the Vancouver Voodoo, of the RHI, from 1994–1995.

During the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, it was the venue for figure skating and short track speed skating.

The arena also hosts a variety of concerts and other events.

History

Designed by W. K. Noppe in 1966–67, with its simple geometric shape and distinctive ring of white panels, the building can be classified as formalist architecture. Used initially as home to the WHL's Vancouver Canucks, the building was used to attract an NHL franchise in 1970 and a World Hockey Association franchise in 1973. The Coliseum underwent renovations and additions in the late 1970s, but its role as host of an NHL team and a main venue for events in Vancouver was lost with the building of General Motors Place (now Rogers Arena) in 1995.

Recent renovations were completed in 2007 to upgrade accessibility, seating, HVAC, and ice surface for its use as a venue for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Notable events

The arena hosted its first...
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