BC Place

stadium at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

BC Place is a sports stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia. The arena opened on June 19, 1983, and is the current home to the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer.

BC Place

It will host matches during the 2026 FIFA World Cup. [1]



The stadium was originally built for the Expo 86 which was held in Vancouver.[2] Until May 4, 2010, the stadium was the world's largest air-supported domed stadium. It was deflated and replaced with a retractable roof. The Vancouver Whitecaps of the North American Soccer League played in the arena from 1983 to 1984. There have been 8 Grey Cup championship games held in BC Place in 1983, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1994, 1999, 2005, and 2011.[2] The Vancouver Nighthawks of the World Basketball League played in the stadium for their 1988 season.[3]

The stadium hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the XXI Olympic Winter Games and the opening ceremonies of the X Paralympic Winter Games.[2] The stadium also hosted the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup final game.[4]

On September 2, 2023, an Ed Sheeran concert broke the attendance record with 65,061 people. The last record was held by U2 in 2009.[5]


  1. "FIFA announces Toronto and Vancouver as Canadian Host Cities for the FIFA World Cup 2026". bmofield.com. BMO Field.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "History of BC Place". BC Place. Archived from the original on 2013-06-09. Retrieved 2013-06-24.
  3. "B.C. Place's roof facing its last days". Vancouver 24 hrs. Archived from the original on 2013-07-28. Retrieved 2013-06-24.
  4. "BC Place Welcomes the World for FIFA Women's World Cup Final". BC Place. Retrieved September 4, 2023.
  5. "Ed Sheeran concert breaks BC Place attendance record". Global News. Retrieved September 4, 2023.

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