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Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium

BC Place Stadium

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.

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.

Vancouver Whitecaps Soccer
Whitecaps Game at BC Place Stadium

BC Place Events

Many of Vancouver’s biggest and most impressive events take place at BC Place Stadium including the following examples:

Sporting Events

  • 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.
PlayDome at BC Place Stadium
PlayDome at BC Place Stadium

Other Major Events

When not used for professional sports, BC Place is used for trade shows, rock concerts and other major events including the following:

  • PlayDome – an indoor carnival with amusement rides and midway games in mid-March during the school spring holidays.
  • BC Home & Garden Show – an annual trade show in December.

Click BC Place for the stadium’s website.

BC Place Vancouver Skyline
View from the Olympic Village at Night