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Pacific Coliseum

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Identification

Pacific Coliseum
293077

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Structure in General

stadium
existing [under renovation]

Usages

multi-use sports

Facts

  • Originally planned to be built on the site of today's Library Square.
  • Replaced a soccer stadium known as Callister Park.
  • Floor to ceiling beam height is 68 feet.
  • Opened on January 8, 1968 to the Ice Capades.
  • Home of the NHL Vancouver Canucks from 1970-1995 before moving to Rogers Arena.
  • Here on May 1, 1972 Muhammad Ali defended his boxing title in a 12-round decision over George Chuvalo before a sell-out crowd of nearly 18,000.
  • Following a major $23 million renovation, all figure skating events for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games will be held here.
  • Features permanent seating for 15,713 with overall capacity for 17,500 when utilizing the main floor.
  • One of the first sports arenas to be circular in shape rather than rectangular, affording optimum viewing.

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Location

100 North Renfrew Street
100 North Renfrew Street
V5K 3N7
Vancouver
British Columbia
Canada

Technical Data

1967
2008
$6,000,000

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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