No Hockey, No Problem – Abby Centre Has Best Fall In History

Courtesy Wayne Oberst

Abbotsford The Abbotsford Centre was abuzz this fall, hosting 31 event days in a 50-day stretch, from September 14th to November 3rd. The Fraser Valley Taco Festival kicked things off, followed by Rock the Rink rehearsals, Touch A Truck, Casting Crowns, Rock the Rink, Cheech & Chong, Fraser Valley Thunderbirds Showcase, Shinedown and Papa Roach, PBR, UFV Men’s Volleyball Fundraiser, Rascal Flatts and more.

The Spectra managed venue saw over 48,000 patrons in total attend events during this time, with four sell-out crowds – the Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators preseason game, Dallas Smith & Dean Brody, The Wiggles and for King & Country.

Note that this was the only hockey event. The Centre has been without a hockey tenant since the Abbotsford Heat (AHL) left in 2014.

“This has been one of the busiest falls on record for the Abbotsford Centre” said Rick Comeau, Spectra’s General Manager of the Abbotsford Centre “we were pleased to host so many successful, diverse events during this period and look forward to carrying this success on into 2020.”

The Abbotsford Centre also announced Old Dominion, Mini Pop Kids, TobyMac, Johnny Reid, Jeff Dunham, Alice Cooper and Celtic Illusion during this time, with the addition of Brett Young, setting the venue up for a busy start to 2020. 

Judas Priest Photos Courtesy Wayne Oberst, FVN

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