General Motors Place

GENERAL MOTORS PLACE is a 20,000-seat arena in downtown VANCOUVER, home to both the VANCOUVER CANUCKS hockey team and the VANCOUVER GRIZZLIES basketball team. Built at a cost of $163.5 million by ORCA BAY SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT, then controlled by the Griffiths family (see Frank GRIFFITHS), the arena opened in Sept 1995. It was purchased in 1996 by John McCaw, a Seattle entrepreneur, as part of a deal in which McCaw took complete control of Orca Bay. In 2004, McCaw sold controlling interest...

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