BC Place is the home venue for the Vancouver Whitecaps soccer team and BC Lions Canadian football team. It also hosts concerts and other major events.
If you like professional sports, then this is one of Vancouver’s best places to visit at game time.
EVENTS CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
As of March 12, 2020, out of concern about the outbreak of the coronavirus, all large events at BC Place Stadium have been cancelled until further notice. This includes Playdome (the indoor carnival midway attraction scheduled for March 20th until the 28th), Vancouver Whitecaps soccer games and other upcoming major events. To learn more see the BC Place website.
For more information about the coronavirus and its impact on Metro Vancouver, see our COVID-19 Cancelled Events article.
BC Place Stadium
BC Place Stadium is located in downtown Vancouver at 777 Pacific Boulevard. It can be accessed from Pacific Boulevard, but also from Beatty Street near Georgia and Robson.
Built for the Expo 86 world’s fair, used for the 2010 Olympics (including its opening ceremonies) and then significantly renovated just a few years ago, BC Place is an impressive building with a capacity of about 54,500 people.
It has a retractable roof, which makes it nice on warm sunny days, and is home to the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, which is of interest to sports enthusiasts and costs about $15 for adults and $40 for a family of four. A couple of years ago BC Place Stadium hosted the FIFA Women’s World Cup Soccer Tournament.
- BC Lions Football – Vancouver’s CFL football team plays home games at BC Place from June until November.
- Vancouver Whitecaps – Vancouver’s premier professional soccer team schedule runs from spring until fall.
BC Place Event Schedule
Many of Vancouver’s biggest and most impressive events take place at BC Place Stadium. Below was a list of events that were supposed to take place in 2020. Future years will likely be comparable. (Note: Dates and other details are subject to change, including at the last minute.)
- February 19 to 23, 2020 – BC Home and Garden Show is an annual trade show.
- February 29, 2020 – the Vancouver Whitecaps take on Sporting Kansas City at 7:30 pm.
- March 7 and 8, 2020 – 2020 HSBC Canada Rugby Sevens is a two-day event with rugby sevens games and more entertainment.
- March 14, 2020 – the Vancouver Whitecaps play the Colorado Rapids at 4 pm. (CANCELLED)
- March 20 to 28, 2020 – Playdome, the biggest indoor carnival in Canada, is on for spring break 2020. (CANCELLED)
- April 4, 2020 – Vancouver Whitecaps FC play against Real Salt Lake at 7 pm. (CANCELLED)
- April 11, 2020 – Los Angeles FC comes to play the Vancouver Whitecaps in BC Place at 7 pm. (CANCELLED)
- April 14, 2020 – the Canadian Women’s National team plays against Australia at 7:30 pm.
- May 12, 2020 – The Rolling Stones perform on their “No Filter” tour at 8 pm.
- May 14, 2020 – the Vancouver Whitecaps play the Nashville Soccer Club at 4:30 pm.
- May 23, 2020 – FC Dallas comes to BC Place to play against the Vancouver Whitecaps at 1 pm.
- June 5, 2020 – the BC Lions play the Calgary Stampeders at 7 pm.
- June 6, 2020 – the Vancouver Whitecaps play the Montreal Impact at 7 pm.
- June 27, 2020 – BC Lions play against the Edmonton Eskimos at 4 pm.
For more information about events and performances at the stadium see the BC Place Stadium website.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Vancouver Festivals & Events
- Vancouver’s Shows & Entertainment Calendar
- Vancouver Theatres & Theatre Companies
- Vancouver’s Top 100 Places
- Vancouver Sports Teams