- Address: 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
- Country: Canada
- Capacity: 54,000
- Opened: 19 June 1983
- Main use: Canadian football, football
- Tenants: BC Lions (Canadian football), Vancouver Whitecaps (football)
Extra stadium info – BC Place
The construction of the BC Place, which is among the main stadiums in Canada, started in 1981. It is known as a venue for several events, like American football, baseball, basketball, Canadian football, concerts, football, ice hockey, religious gatherings, rugby sevens and rugby union. The stadium was the main venue for the Olympic Winter Games in 2010.
The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup
In 2015, the BC Place hosted the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. 53,000 people showed up for the match, which was won by the women’s national football team of the United States after defeating Japan 5-2. The United States reached the final after winning against Germany and Japan reached the final after winning against England. The player who was born in 1982 as Carli Anne Lloyd scored a hat-trick in the final of the tournament. She became the first player to score a hat-trick in a FIFA Women’s World Cup final.
The BC Lions and the Vancouver Whitecaps
The BC Place opened with a football match between the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Seattle Sounders. 60,000 fans attended the game. A few days later, the BC Lions played their first home game at the venue. A crowd of 53,000 showed up for the Canadian football match. The BC Place is known as the home of the BC Lions and the Vancouver Whitecaps. The Lions are Canadian Football League members and the Whitecaps are Major League Soccer members. The BC Lions won the Grey Cup various times. In 1964, they won their first Grey Cup title after beating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from Ontario 34-24. The match took place in the city in Toronto in front of 32,000 spectators.