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BC Place Stadium

BC Place Stadium is a multipurpose stadium located in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is owned and operated by the BC Pavilion Corporation. This stadium was best known for its air supported dome roof, which was then the largest of its kind in the world.


BC Place Stadium Capacity


But the roof was demolished during the renovation of the stadium in the year 2011. The BC Place Stadium has a seating capacity of 54,320 spectators and is the home ground for teams like Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club of Major League Soccer and BC Lions of the Canadian Football League.


BC Place Stadium


History


The BC Place Stadium was opened in June, 1983 and the first match to be played on this ground was between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders. The match was a tough one but the home team was able to taste victory by beating Seattle Sounders 2-1.


Major Matches


One of the most important matches to be played on this stadium was the final of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, where the United States claimed their third title after defeating Japan by a score of 5-2.


But this wasn't the only international tournament hosted by the BC Place Stadium. This stadium has also hosted the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and the 2010 Paralympic Games.


In addition to these, the BC Place Stadium has hosted the Grey Cup nine times in 1983, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1994, 1999, 2005, 2011 and 2014.


Controversies


The BC Place Stadium entered into a controversy in January, 2007 when the air supported dome type roof was deflated. The cause of the deflation was a tear in the roof. This incident damaged the field and thus it was asked to replace the air supported roof with a cable supported one during renovation.


The stadium management authorities invited more criticism in March, 2017 when they provided only one entry for the U2 Concert of Joshua Tree Tour, 2017 thereby creating trouble for the concertgoers to surround the stadium in order to maintain the queue.


Recent Matches


The recent matches played on this ground include the Canadian Football League match between BC Lions and Toronto Argonauts which saw the Argonauts’ victory over Lions by 40-13.


A day before this match, Canada faced Maori All Blacks in another Rugby Match where the Maori beat Canada by a score of 51-9.

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