Originally constructed for the Pacific National Exhibition, this 16,000-seat arena was multifunctional and used for a variety of activities: primarily concerts, sports events and trade shows. The coliseum is spacious, with a mean distance of 68 ft from floor to ceiling. All of the standard amenities, including dressing rooms, offices, press areas and the exhibitors’ lounge were included in the project.
CANA also expanded and renovated the arena in 1984, which included adding box suites.
The arena was the original home of the Vancouver Canucks until the completion of Rogers Arena in 1995 and is currently home to the Vancouver Giants of the WHL.