Fans that have been inside Rogers Arena for the first two rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs know firsthand that the atmosphere is electric. With the energy level about to ratchet up several notches when the Western Conference Final gets underway on Sunday, the first step to being there is securing tickets.
Home game tickets are a hot commodity, but take heart Canucks fans: your hope for waving a white towel in Rogers Arena is not lost. Opportunities to buy tickets continue right up until puck drop.
So how can fans get in on the action?
Playoff tickets sell quickly during the initial on-sale period, but more tickets become available leading up to game time. The Vancouver Canucks are mandated to hold onto tickets for the NHL. As the League finalizes their requirements, unused holds are released through Ticketmaster every Monday at 10:00 a.m. and 48 hours before a game. The requirements for holds increase with each round; however, the Canucks make every effort to release as many tickets as possible to their loyal and dedicated fans.
For the most up-to-date news on ticket releases, fans are encouraged to sign up for the Last Minute Tickets Club and follow @CanucksTickets on Twitter. Fans also have the opportunity to purchase authorized seats from Canuck season ticket holders through the Prime Seat Club.
Making a run at the Stanley Cup playoffs is like grabbing a seat on the 99-B line.
"You've got to take advantage of every opportunity because you have no idea how many of them there will be," says Canucks Associate Coach, Rick Bowness. Truer words have never been spoken.
It has been almost two decades since the Canucks stretched their playoff run to the third round. Seventeen years ago, a Canucks squad led by Trevor Linden, Pavel Bure and Kirk McLean faced the Toronto Maple Leafs in Round 3. The series was decided at Pacific Coliseum when Greg Adams scored a heart-stopping goal in double overtime of Game 5.
This year, fans have the chance to witness history in the making as Daniel and Henrik Sedin, Ryan Kesler and Roberto Luongo attempt to lead the Canucks to the Stanley Cup Final once again.
Never before have fans cheered “Luuuu” in Rogers Arena during a Western Conference Final.
Don’t miss your chance to be among the first!