Arena News

Updates about the latest announcements and events happening at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.

What You Need to Know: JoJo Siwa Show

Everything you need to know before the JoJo Siwa Show

Date: Tuesday August 20

Time: Box Office 3:30pm / Doors 6:00pm / Show 7:00pm

Getting Here

Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre is easily accessible by car and transit. For directions, please click here.


Event parking is located at Thunderbird Parkade which is conveniently only a 2 minute walk from the venue. UBC Parking is a ‘Pay-by-Plate’ system so please note your plate before you pay at the pay machines in the parkade. There is also street parking available. For more information, visit our parking page.

How To Get Into The Event

Please enter through the main entrance along Wesbrook Mall. Have your mobile or printed tickets ready to be scanned by our ticket takers at the entrance.

Please review the list of Prohibited Items prior to arriving on site so your entry to the event will go smoothly.

Will Call

Will Call is located at the Wesbrook Boulevard entrance and opens at 3:30pm. Anyone picking up tickets from Will Call must ensure they have the matching credit card used to purchase the tickets, photo I.D., and the confirmation number of the ticket order.

VIP Tickets

Guests with VIP1 “The D.R.E.A.M. VIP Meet & Greet Experience” tickets will pick up their tickets at the VIP check-in table located outside the front entrance near the flagpoles.

Guests with “Boomerang” & “Kid In A Candy Store” VIP Packages can pick up their merchandise inside the arena at the dedicated VIP merchandise stand on the east concourse, left of the stairs after you enter the building.

Strobe Lights

Please be aware that strobe lights will be used during the performance.

Prohibited Items

In addition to our list of Prohibited Items, the following items are NOT PERMITTED into the show:

  • Professional Cameras, Audio/Video Recorders, iPads, Go-Pro’s or Selfie-Sticks
  • Laser Pointers, Glow Sticks, or Flash Lights
  • Knives, Tasers, Mace, or Weapons of any kind
  • Cans, Bottles (Glass, Aluminum, or Plastic)
  • Spiked Jewelry, Spiked Belts, or Wallet Chains

We hope everyone has a fun evening at Thunderbird Arena for JoJo Siwa The D.R.E.A.M. the Tour!

BC Day Long Weekend Hours

The Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre will have adjusted hours for the BC Day Long Weekend – Saturday, Aug 3 – Monday, August 5

Saturday August 3: 1:30pm – 9:00pm
Sunday August 4: 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Monday August 5: CLOSED

Administration Offices will be closed Aug 3 – 5

2019-20 UBC Thunderbird Hockey Schedules Released

VANCOUVER – The UBC Thunderbirds Men’s & Women’s hockey schedules for the 2019/2020 season are now out! Take in all the action right here at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.


The UBC Thunderbird Men’s Hockey Team begin their season on Aug 30 with a pair of exhibition games against the Wisconsin Badgers which include two draft picks from this year’s NHL draft, Alex Turcotte (5th pick – Los Angeles Kings) and Cole Caufield (15th pick – Montreal Canadiens). The T-Birds begin their Canada West season on Sept 27 against the University of Alberta here at home.

For the UBC Thunderbird Women’s Hockey team that finished last season 20-9-5, they begin their 2019 campaign on the road against Alberta on Oct 4. Their first home games will be against the Calgary Dinos on Friday, Oct 11 & Saturday, Oct 12.

Full Schedules:
Men’s Hockey
Women’s Hockey

Hope to see you in the stands cheering on the UBC Thunderbirds! Go Birds Go!



Due to popular demand, a second show has been added to Vancouver for Daniel Caesar’s Case Study 01: Tour on November 27 2019.

Tickets will go on sale TUESDAY, JULY 9 @ 12:00 PM

Tickets Cost: $25.00, $32.50, $39.50, $49.50 (Incl. GST) + s/c
Ticket Link:

Canada Day Long Weekend Hours

The Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre will have adjusted hours over the Canada Day Long Weekend.

Saturday, June 29: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday, June 30: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Monday, July 1: CLOSED

Admin offices will be closed all weekend.

May Long Weekend Holiday Hours

The Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre will have adjusted hours this May long weekend.

Saturday May 18: 9:00am – 9:00pm (Regular Hours)
Sunday May 19: 9:00am – 7:00pm (Regular Hours)
Monday May 20: CLOSED
*Administrative Offices will be closed May 18 – May 20

Announcement: Of Monsters and Men



Saturday, September 28, 2019
Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre – Vancouver BC

Tickets on sale Friday, May 17 @ 10:00am at
General Admission Floor / Reserved Seating / All Ages
Tickets (incl. GST) $39.75, $55.75, $65.75 (plus service charges)

Doors: 7:00pm
Show: 8:00pm

Announcement: Logic


JUST ANNOUNCED! Logic is coming to UBC’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre on October 5th with guests YBN Cordae and J.I.D.

Facebook Presale: Thu, May 16 at 10am – 10pm
Password: HITS
Public on Sale: Fri, May 17 at 10am


Today multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated artist Logic announced a new North American tour kicking off this fall, “The Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Tour”. Produced by Live Nation, the outing will visit 26 cities across North America, making stops in Vancouver, Portland, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, Toronto, Brooklyn, Chicago and more. Logic will be joined by special guests J.I.D and YBN Cordae.

Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, May 17 at 10am local time at Facebook Presale starts on Thursday, May 16 from 10am – 10pm.

Logic will also offer VIP packages for the tour that will be available at

Logic catapulted to fame with his now 5x platinum “1-800-273-8255 (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline)” featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid. The song garnered two Grammy nominations, including “Song of the Year,” was a Billboard Hot 100 hit, Top 10 at Pop Radio, #1 on Spotify, and #5 on Spotify Global. His most recent release, “Homicide” featuring Eminem, garnered over 30 million streams in one week and debuted at #1 on the Spotify US Charts upon release.