About the Vancouver Whitecaps
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Tickets
As a sports fan, there's nothing better than seeing your team work hard, develop, and finally win. Fans of the Vancouver Whitecaps know that feeling quite well, having watched their team grow and graduate from an under-the-radar team to join Major League Soccer in 2011.
The first time a team played under the Whitecaps name was in 1974. That team played in the North American Soccer League until the league folded in 1984. During that time, though, the Whitecaps became so popular that by 1983 they outgrew the 32,000-seat Empire Stadium and moved into BC Place, which was new at the time.
In 1986, pro soccer returned to Vancouver in the form of the Vancouver 86ers. But by 2001, the Whitecaps began their comeback. After playing in multiple leagues, the Whitecaps ended up in the United Soccer League First Division, claiming the league’s championship in both 2006 and 2008. With on-field success and great crowds, MLS took notice and made the Whitecaps an expansion franchise.
Despite the enthusiasm surrounding the team, Vancouver’s transition to the MLS hasn't been an easy one. In their inaugural MLS season in 2011, the Whitecaps only won six of their 34 games, finishing last in the league in points. Things got marginally better with two trips to the Western Conference Semifinals in 2015 and 2017 and a surprising run to the CONCACAF Champions League Semifinals in 2016. However, the Whitecaps missed the MLS Playoffs in four of their first eight seasons, struggling to find consistent success. That said, Vancouver remains near the top of MLS in attendance, proving that the Whitecaps have a fan base that’s thrilled to see their team compete at the highest level.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do the Whitecaps FC play?
The Whitecaps make their home at BC Place, a multi-purpose stadium in the heart of Vancouver. In addition to welcoming the Whitecaps when they joined MLS in 2011, BC Place is also the home of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. The stadium hosts the Canadian National Team on occasion, was the site of the 2015 Women’s World Cup championship match, and served as the primary stadium during the 2010 Winter Olympics.
When do Whitecaps tickets go on sale?
Vancouver Whitecaps tickets go on sale before the MLS begins its regular season. In fact, cheap Whitecaps tickets to games played at BC Place are available months in advance, as are Vancouver Whitecaps tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check the Whitecaps schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.
Is it better to buy Whitecaps tickets in advance?
With Vancouver Whitecaps tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to the Whitecaps games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.
What’s the best way to buy cheap Whitecaps tickets?
The best way to buy cheap Whitecaps tickets is always going to be from a secure online platform that connects fans and resellers. These ticket marketplaces often have some of the cheapest ticket prices and are the easiest way to shop for Vancouver Whitecaps tickets. Can you buy Whitecaps tickets at the stadium? Sure – but you’ll likely be paying a higher price than you need to!
Why should I choose Gametime over other ticket marketplaces?
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