Beer-drinking hockey lovers will pay a hefty price during the Olympics if they want to rub shoulders with some of Canada’s hockey elite.
Entrance to the Molson Canadian Hockey House — a massive temporary pavilion located southeast of GM Place — will cost $500 per person, per day.
Jordan Bitove, president of Vision Co, the company managing the project, said the $500 price tag is a “deal.”
“Based on … a lot of the major events around the world, whether it’s Super Bowl, Formula One, Ryder Cup, we’re cheap,” Bitove said.
The 81,000-square foot pavilion, the size of five hockey rinks, will have a public all-inclusive area for 2,000 people.
It features three 40-foot high-definition screens, 17 live concerts, comedy and even hockey karaoke. Hockey legends will make appearances.
Tyler Stewart of the Barenaked Ladies is acting as entertainment director. Wolfgang Puck will provide the catering.
Bitove said the entire project will cost $15 million.
The hockey house will also have private areas that serve as a home base for the International Ice Hockey Federation and a “safe house” for Team Canada hockey players and their families.
Bitove said the pavilion is the largest freestanding temporary structure in Canadian history.
Setup will begin later this month.