BC Place Stadium and the BC Sports Hall of Fame

Vancouver's BC Place Stadium features the largest retractable roof of its type in the world

BC Place Stadium is a spectacular at nightime
BC Place Stadium is a spectacular at nightime cc licensed photo by GoToVan

BC Place Stadium, which is also home to the BC Sports Hall of Fame, has been a major Vancouver landmark and venue ever since it opened a few years before the Expo 86 World's Fair. When first built, this large stadium had a white Teflon roof supported by by nothing but air pressure. The stadium was, and continues to be, a major landmark that is visible from many locations around the city.

Renovations

In 2011, BC Place underwent a major retrofit and now features the world's largest retractable roof of its kind. When open, the roof exposes over 7,500 square metres of sky opening up the stadium to the outdoors for events held during nice weather. It takes roughly 20 minutes to open or shut. The interior was also upgraded complete with more comfortable seating.

Lighting

For the outside of BC Place Stadium is lit in different colours until 11pm at night and just before sunrise in the morning. They have a Northern Lights show that splashes colours across Vancouver's skyline when events are being held. This impressive display of light is created by thousands of LED bulbs which keep it very energy-efficient.

Teams and Events

BC Place is home field for the BC Lions CFL football team and the Vancouver Whitecaps Soccer Team. It hosts many other events, including concerts, trade shows of all sorts, and other sporting events totalling ver 200 events each year. It was the location of the opening and the closing ceremonies for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, although those events occurred just prior to the start of the renovations. The stadium can seat up to 55,000 spectators.

BC Sports Hall of Fame

BC Sports Hall of Fame is a must see for sports lovers. Founded in 1966, this sports museum has made its home in BC Place Stadium since 1993. Inside you will find all kinds of sports memorabilia relating to sports in British Columbia as well as the Hall of Champions and the outstanding Vancouver 2010 Gallery featuring collectibles from the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games. The BC Sports Hall of Fame is open daily from 10am to 5pm and is accessible through Gate A at BC Place.

For more information on both of these attractions including upcoming BC Lions and Vancouver Whitecaps games and other events see the Official Website link below.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: There is an admission fee for the museum. Fees for events vary by event. Visit the official website to buy tickets.

Address: 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2X7, Canada

Phone: (604) 669-2300

Official Website: BC Place Stadium

BC Place Stadium Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5 Star Rating

4 Star Rating BC Place Stadium offers excellent access to public transport, making it a convenient choice for attending events in Vancouver. Situated near several major transit hubs, including the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain station, it's easy to reach by train or bus. This accessibility makes it hassle-free for fans and event-goers to get to the stadium without the need for a car. On the downside, the seating experience at BC Place Stadium left something to be desired. The seats, unfortunately, were uncomfortable, which can detract from the overall enjoyment of an event. In summary, while BC Place Stadium scores high in terms of public transport accessibility, it falls short in providing comfortable seating, which is an important factor to consider when planning your visit.
Ian K - 5 months ago

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5 Star Rating BEYONCE concert was fantastic. Lineups were just fine. Sound quality in 400 sections were good. Clean washrooms. Hard to find street parking. Police help with traffic control. Bring a clear bag or clutch. No normal purses allowed. No big bags allowed!!! No lids for cups. Empty water bottles ok. Refillable fountains available. Bubly can is like 5 bucks, a large fountain pop is 5 bucks. Ramps and elevators accessible walkways.
Stephanie Porter - 5 months ago

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4 Star Rating First-time customer alert to a Soccer Game!! πŸ“’βš οΈ - When you buy the tickets, there are multiple gate entries, and based on your ticket, you would enter. - Parking in the air is quite difficult for an affordable parking spot. I would recommend parking at Rosedale on Robson, which is still cheaper for event parking. - We had boxseats that had nicer views and a separate entry that was not crowded. - Its cleanliness is a testament to the maintenance and care that went into its upkeep. It was nice having a separate bar/food area to grab drinks easier. Additionally, once you are seated, you can scan a QR code for food/drink serves. πŸ“· - The environment added to the overall enjoyment of the game. - It does get hot before the sunsets, so it's best to bring sunglasses and a hat or a fan of some sort. πŸŒžπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘’ - Drinks and Food are quite expensive, so it's probably better to eat beforehand. πŸ’ΈπŸ’°
Julian Tu - 6 months ago

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4 Star Rating First White Cap game, it’s huge stadium! Had lot of fun!
For a Whale - 5 months ago

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4 Star Rating Always a great place to catch a game however the food and drinks are quite expensive. Make sure you bring money if you intend to eat and drink while you are there.
BMX SICKNESS - 3 months ago

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Directions

Skytrain Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Expo LineStadium Station-Chinatown5 Minutes
Canada LineYaletown-Roundhouse12 Minutes

How to get to BC Place Stadium by Skytrain

No Buses Needed. From Stadium-Chinatown Station follow the signs for the BC Place/Beatty Street Exit and go left (south) on Beatty for 2 blocks to the Stadium entrance.

From Yaletown-Roundhouse exit onto Davie Street and head east to Pacific Blvd. Go left (north) continuing where it turns into Expo Blvd. BC Place is straight ahead.

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