About BC Place Stadium
Located in the Great White North, Vancouver’s BC Place is a multi-purpose stadium with an enclosed roof and a capacity of more than 50,000. The venue is situated right on the north side of False Creek. It featured an air-supported roof, the largest of its kind when it first opened its doors, but this has since been replaced with a retractable one after recent renovations.
The History of BC Place
BC Place opened its doors for the first time in 1983 in preparation for the 1986 World Fair that had been scheduled in Vancouver, which saw it used as a venue for that event before going back to hosting soccer and Canadian football teams. BC Place would go on to serve as a venue for decades without incident until 2007 when snow and ice accumulation caused a roof deflation when a panel ruptured. The panel was replaced as a temporary fix but would go on to be completely replaced with a retractable one in 2008 as part of a complete overhaul and renovation of BC Place.
What’s So Special About BC Place Events?
The post-renovation life of BC Place has been absolutely phenomenal. Not only did it bring this aging stadium up to date with modern amenities, but it’s also won half a dozen design and engineering awards as well. Widened, refurbished concourses, all-new HD scoreboards, and ribbon boards, wider seats, handicapped-accessible washrooms – you name it, the new BC Place has it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is BC Place located?
BC Place is located on the north side of False Creek, in Vancouver, Canada.
What kind of events does BC Place host?
Mainly BC Place events consist of football, and other sports like soccer, baseball, and basketball. But, BC Place has also seen use on many other fronts as well, starting with the 1986 World Fair, the Olympics and Paralympics, and local trade shows as well. It’s a weird sight to be sure when you walk into the stadium and you see the entire field filled with boats on trailers, but BC Place’s location right on the water makes it an ideal venue for boat shows!
Which team is playing at BC Place?
BC Place has been the home of the CFL’s BC Lions since it opened in 1983 and continues that proud tradition today. It’s also the current home of the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer, with the franchise moving into the venue in 2011.
Where can I park for free at BC Place?
Parking at BC Place events can be difficult. There are limited spaces available, and depending on the lot parking ranges from $10-30. However, there is a wide selection of public parking near the stadium.
What is the seating capacity of BC Place?
BC Place events can hold a total of 54,500 fans.
Who owns BC Place?
BC Place is owned and operated by the BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo).
How do I get to BC Place using public transport?
Fans hoping to save a few bucks can utilize public transport to get them to the BC Palace event on time. The stadium is served by two SkyTrain stations via the Expo Line and Canada Line: Stadium–Chinatown, and Yaletown–Roundhouse. As well as this, the False Creek Ferries and Aquabus also serve the stadium.