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Canucks fans sell-out GM Place for 250th consecutive

Friday, 13.03.2009 / 3:17 PM / Features
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Canucks fans sell-out GM Place for 250th consecutive
Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks are pleased to announce the March 15 game versus the Colorado Avalanche will mark the 250th consecutive sell-out at home for Vancouver. As a special thank you to fans for their tremendous support, the Canucks in association with the Canucks Team Store will be offering special prizing during the game.

“This is an opportunity for us to show our fans in small measure just how much we value their loyalty,” said Chris Zimmerman, President and CEO of Canucks Sports & Entertainment. “The sell-out streak is an incredible reflection of the tremendous support of the League’s best fans.”

The sell-out streak will reach 250 games in conjunction with the Canucks hosting the annual CFKF Telethon. The 19th annual Canucks for Kids Fund Telethon supports Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Since the Hospice opened its doors in 1995, the CFKF has granted more than $20M.

The consecutive sell-out streak dates back to November 14, 2002, when the Canucks defeated the Los Angeles Kings by a score of 3-2. The *248 sell-outs to date consist of 230 regular season games and 18 playoff games. During the streak Vancouver has posted a home record of 138 wins, 80 losses and 30 ties or overtime losses. Over the course of the streak the attendance at General Motors Place increased from 18,422 to 18,514 to its current capacity of 18,630. In total, through 250 consecutive sell-outs including March 15, 4,650,904 Canucks fans have filled General Motors Place dating back to the first game of the streak.

Canucks fans will be rewarded throughout the evening for their loyal support as the following will be available during the game:
Canucks Team Store gift basket valued at $250 to the 250th customer
In-arena fan tribute video

During the consecutive sell-out streak the Canucks for Kids Fund has raised over $4.5M through their nightly 50/50 Ticket Program. Canucks fans were not the only winners as net proceeds from the 50/50 Ticket Program support Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.

*The March 13 Canucks versus LA Kings game will mark the 249th consecutive sell-out at General Motors Place and has not been included in tabulations of the Canucks home record during the streak.