Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps play their home games at BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. The stadium opened in 1983 and is a multipurpose stadium designed to host both football and soccer. In addition to the Whitecaps, the Canadian Football League’s BC Lions also play at BC Place. BC Place was a major venue during the Vancouver-hosted 2010 Winter Olympics: it hosted both the opening and closing ceremonies.
After the Olympics, BC Place underwent extensive $551 million renovations. The renovations added a new polytan FIFA 2-Star Recommended playing surface, a new high-definition scoreboard (the second largest in the world), new suites and club areas, and over a thousand new high definition TV screens. The largest renovation, however, was to the stadium’s roof. Renovations upgraded the roof — previously an inflatable, air-supported roof — with the world’s largest cable-supported fabric roof. The roof can open or close over the field of play, but the seats in the stadium are always covered. The roof takes about 20 minutes to open and close.
BC Place has hosted the CFL Grey Cup nine times, most recently in 2014. Also in 2014, the BC Place hosted the NHL’s Heritage Classic—with the roof closed—between the Ottawa Senators and the Vancouver Canucks. In 2015, the United States won the FIFA Women’s World Cup at BC Place. The stadium also holds concerts, including Metallica and Guns N Roses in 2017.
The Whitecaps have played at BC Place since 2011. In the 2012 season, BC Place hosted its first MLS playoff game, and the Whitecaps became the first Canadian MLS team to play in the playoffs. The Whitecaps last qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs in 2015. BC Place has a maximum capacity of 54,500, but the capacity is reduced to 22,120 for Whitecaps matches. The club uses white sails to block the upper bowl, creating a more intimate environment for soccer.
Frequently Asked Questions About BC Place Stadium Events and Tickets
What events are at BC Place Stadium?
BC Place Stadium is primarily used as the home of Major League Soccer’sVancouver Whitecaps. However, BC Place Stadium does host a number of other events. See full BC Place Stadium schedule above.
How much are tickets at BC Place Stadium?
BC Place Stadium ticket prices on the secondary market can vary depending on a number of factors. Typically, BC Place Stadium tickets can be found for as low as $30.00, with an average price of $52.00 but can vary depending on the event.
Where is BC Place Stadium?
BC Place Stadium is located at 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, Canada.