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Canucks issue fan reminders for Heritage Classic

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Canucks issue fan reminders for Heritage Classic
The Canucks and BC Place issue reminders to the fans planning on attending the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic.

VANCOUVER – The National Hockey League®, Vancouver Canucks, and BC Place would like to remind fans attending Sunday's 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ game between the Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators about traffic impacts and weather precautions on game day, as well as ticket and security matters.

Start time is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. PT on Sunday. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to avoid anticipated last minute crowds at the gates and to enjoy pregame festivities inside and outside the stadium. Parking lots around BC Place will open at 9:30 a.m. PT and gates to BC Place will open at 11:00 a.m. PT.

The 2014 Canadian Tire NHL Spectator Plaza, a free outdoor hockey and entertainment festival for fans of all ages, opens to the public at 9:00 a.m. on game day. It is located across the street from BC Place at the Plaza of Nations.

Fans attending the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic should dress appropriately for outdoor weather as the goal is to have the BC Place roof open for the game, weather permitting.

Fans are reminded of the following stadium policies:

· Please be aware that bags will be subject to inspection upon entry.

· There is a no re-entry policy at BC Place.

· No outside food or beverage is admitted.

· All fans, regardless of age, must have a valid ticket to be admitted to the stadium.

· Media must have pre-registered and have a valid credential prior to being admitted to the stadium.

· Smoking is prohibited on stadium property including external plazas and there are no designated smoking areas.

· Alcoholic beverages, coolers, cans, bottles and other beverage containers, ice chests, professional recording devices (video and audio), lazer pointers, pressurized air-horns and weapons are among the items prohibited at BC Place. For a full list of prohibited items, visit: http://www.bcplacestadium.com/index.php/guest-policies.html

Parking

Pay-parking is available starting at $35 in multiple lots close to the stadium. BC Place parking lots open at 9:30 a.m. on game day and will close after the lots are cleared immediately following the game. We highly encourage fans to take public transportation due to volume and potential road closures. Please visit www.translink.bc.ca to plan your trip.

Public Transportation

BC Place is served by two SkyTrain stations via the Expo Line and Canada Line: Stadium–Chinatown to the East, and Yaletown–Roundhouse to the West. The False Creek Ferries and Aquabus also serve BC Place, docking at the nearby Edgewater Casino.

Buses

Check with 'Translink Bus' for appropriate bus numbers, locations, and times nearest you.

SeaBus

Coming from North Shore:

Exit SeaBus at Waterfront Station and transfer on Skytrain Expo Line to Stadium-Chinatown

Walk from Stadium-Chinatown to Expo Street to end on Bell Pitch downtown

Approximate travel time from Lonsdale Quay: 20 minutes

SkyTrain

Coming from Surrey:

Expo Line: King George to Stadium-Chinatown

Walk from Stadium-Chinatown to Expo Street to end on Bell Pitch downtown

Approximate travel time: 40 minutes

Coming from Burnaby:

Expo Line: Lougheed Town Centre to Stadium-Chinatown

Walk from Stadium-Chinatown to Expo Street to end on Bell Pitch downtown

Approximate travel time: 35 minutes

Millennium Line: Production Way – University to Commercial Broadway

Transfer to Expo Line: Commercial Broadway to Stadium-Chinatown

Walk from Stadium-Chinatown to Expo Street to end on Bell Pitch downtown

Approximate travel time: 30 minutes

Coming from Richmond:

Canada Line: YVR-Airport or Richmond-Brighouse to Yaletown-Roundhouse or Vancouver City Centre

Walk from Yaletown-Roundhouse to Pacific Blvd to Expo Street to end on Bell Pitch downtown or

Walk from Vancouver City Centre to West Georgia Street to Expo Street to end on Bell Pitch downtown

Approximate travel time: 30 minutes

Coming from Tri-Cities:

Millenium Line: Lougheed Town Centre or Braid to Commercial Broadway

Transfer to Expo Line: Commercial Broadway to Stadium-Chinatown

Walk from Stadium-Chinatown to Expo Street to end on Bell Pitch Downtown

Approximate travel time: 35 minutes

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Areas

All entrances are fully accessible for all guests. In addition, BC Place provides a dedicated 'Accessible' entrance along Pacific Blvd that allows for persons with disabilities to be delivered and collected right at the entrance. Stadium transfer services are provided from the entrance to assist guests to their seats.

Bicycles

Complimentary, safe and secure bicycle parking is provided by The Bicycle Valet (thebicyclevalet.ca), located at Gate F of BC Place. Bike valet service is available from gate opening time to a half hour after the game concludes.

Counterfeit Merchandise

The NHL and the Vancouver Canucks cautions fans planning to attend the event could be targeted by counterfeiters attempting to sell unauthorized and poorly made knock-off merchandise. In addition to misleading consumers who believe they are buying authentic merchandise, counterfeiting hurts local retailers and businesses that play by the rules. To avoid being victimized by counterfeiters, the NHL urges fans to take the necessary precautions to ensure they're buying high-quality merchandise and not supporting illegal activity.

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