History

Vancouver’s BC Place is the home of Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps and the CFL’s BC Lions. The venue opened in 1983 and cost C$126.1 million. BC Place holds a capacity of 54,500 and seats 22,120 for Whitecaps games.

Over the years, BC Place has undergone several renovations. When the facility originally opened, it was the largest air-supported dome stadium in the world, but in 2011 the original roof was replaced with a new retractable roof. A couple of years before the roof was replaced, the stadium’s interior was remodeled, and upgrades were made to the seating, luxury boxes, concessions, and restrooms. In 2011, a new playing surface was installed as well as the world’s second largest center-hung scoreboard.

BC Place has hosted several major events since opening including the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2014 NHL Heritage Classic. The venue also hosted Soccer Bowl ‘83 and the 1983, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1994, 1999, 2005, 2011, and 2014 Grey Cup. Most recently, BC Place hosted five group stage matches, two round of 16 matches, and a quarterfinal during the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Historic Events