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“The renovations are magnficent” 4 of 5 stars
Review of B.C. Place Stadium

B.C. Place Stadium
777 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 4Y8, Canada (Downtown)
604-669-2300
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Ranked #26 of 150 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Theaters & Stadiums
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Owner description: BC Place is the largest sports, exhibition and entertainment venue of its kind in British Columbia, hosting the province’s most notable events including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. An all-new BC Place reopened in September 2011 after completing a major revitalization that included the installation of the largest cable-supported retractable roof of its kind in the world. BC Place has a seating capacity of 54,500. Today, BC Place is home to Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the BC Lions Football Club and the BC Sports Hall of Fame. BC Place is an important generator of economic activity in British Columbia, hosting world-class entertainment events, professional and amateur sport, community gatherings and exhibitions.
Vancouver, Canada
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“The renovations are magnficent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

The stuffy, overpressurized air in the old air-supported dome is gone. The brand new, state-of-the-art retractable roof is finished. Instead of the dark steel roof at the Rogers Centre (SkyDome) or Safeco Field, this roof is bright and airy. The central, retractable portion takes about 15 minutes to open, and the rest lets in plenty of natural light. The seats are wider than before, which makes the experience much more comfortable. The new video screens are HD, monstrous, and crystal clear. The audio is much improved, with new speakers and sound dampening to reduce reverberation. The new turf is FIFA 2-star rated and approved for international matches. There's no question that this is now the premier stadium in Canada, and one of the top facilities in North America.

The only quibble is with the horrible quality of food/beverage services for the first game, due to staff shortages and lack of training. I don't believe that this will be a long-term issue, just an opening day glitch (I hope).

Visited October 2011
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“Getting Old, Terrible Service, Bad Audio System”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2008

Where to begin? This stadium is showing its age at twenty-five, the plastic blue seats are dirty and look terrible up close. The sound system is terrible, and the recorded crowd noise they pump through it during opposition team possessions embarrassing and annoying. I can't believe the league allows this. Two broken legs in one game? Have to question the turf as well.

I strongly disagree with the previous reviewer about the ticket system. Ticketmaster is in charge here and the organization and service are simply some of the worst I have ever seen. I will be writing a formal complaint. Three in total for one visit, and I don't write these often.

I am actually concerned that this venue is the home of the Olympic Ceremonies for 2010. I hope some upgrades are in store before then. Support the team, but I can't recommend going to a game here. On the plus side I don't think the roof leaks.

PS: In case you view this as a bitter fan, note that my team won. The game was okay. The experience way below what it should be.

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BCPlace, Manager at B.C. Place Stadium, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Hi wanderer05! We wanted to follow up on your review and let you know that BC Place has undergone a complete revitalization since you visited in 2008. The old roof has been replaced with a retractable roof, and the stadium now features the second-largest centrehung HD videoboard in the world. We've also made big improvements to our food service and overall guest experience. We really look forward to hosting you at the new BC Place in the near future!
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“BC Lions!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2008

Great system for picking up tickets, great snack bars, great stadium and a great team.
I was amazed by this stadium the first time i stepped in.
If on a trip to Van (and there is a BC lions game on) Visit here.

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