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.
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.
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
Official Website: BC Place StadiumFee: There is an admission fee for the museum. Fees for events vary by event. Visit the official website below for an event schedule.
Category: Stadiums & Arenas Music Venues
777 Pacific Boulevard
Vancouver, BC V6B 4Y8
Phone: +1 604-669-2300
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Accommodations near BC Place Stadium:
|Skytrain Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Expo Line||Stadium Station-Chinatown||5 Minutes|
|Canada Line||Yaletown-Roundhouse||12 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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