BC Place is a multi-purpose stadium that opened in 1983 and has a current capacity of 54,500. The stadium is the home of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer (MLS). In addition, the venue annually hosts the Canada Sevens, a leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series.
When the stadium opened on the 19th June 1983, it was originally an indoor structure with an air-supported roof – the largest in the world at that time. The first event was held on the 20th June, with the Vancouver Whitecaps hosting the Seattle Sounders in a North American Soccer League (NASL) match. On the 23rd June, the BC Lions played their first game in the new stadium as they defeated the Calgary Stampeders 41-19 in a preseason game.
BC Place hosted the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Just after the event, a major renovation saw the air-supported roof replaced with the world’s largest cable-supported retractable roof.
The stadium hosted Five group stage matches, two round of 16 matches, a quarter-final and the Final of the 2015 Women’s World Cup, with the United States beating Japan 5-2. The venue is due to host several matches at the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
Tickets at BC Place
BC Lions Tickets
BC Lions tickets are available to purchase through their official website here.
BC Place Stadium Tour
Despite previously running stadium tours of BC Place, the BC Sports Hall of Fame confirmed to us in June 2023 that tours are currently unavailable. Consult the Sports Hall of Fame website here for any latest information.
BC Sports Hall of Fame Tickets
The BC Sports Hall of Fame is a museum celebrating British Columbia’s sporting history, featuring a number of exhibitions as well as a viewing gallery into the stadium. The museum is open 10am to 5pm, Wednesday to Saturday and costs $20 – booking and further information is available on the official website here.
Canada Sevens Tickets
General admission tickets for the Canada Sevens started at $29 for the Friday and $69 for the Saturday/Sunday. Further information on ticketing and to purchase, consult the official website here.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Tickets
Vancouver Whitecaps tickets are available to purchase through their official website here.
Location & Travel to BC Place
BC Place is located in downtown Vancouver on the north side of False Creek.
Vancouver International Airport is located 12 kilometres south of downtown Vancouver and is Canada’s second busiest airport. The airports offers flights to many destinations across the world and is easily accessed via the SkyTrain.
Thinking of flying? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.
Bus number’s 15 and 17 provide the closest drop-off services to BC Place.
Driving & Parking
Public parking in lots near the stadium, range from $10 to $30. Further information is available on the official website here.
There are two SkyTrain stations within a short walk of the stadium – Stadium/Chinatown station on the Expo Line and Yaletown-Roundhouse station on the Canada Line.
Hotels near BC Place
Further Information & Events
Last Updated on June 20, 2023 by Sports Tourist