BC Place stadium reopens today when the B.C. Lions kick off against the Edmonton Eskimos in the first game on the new turf in more than a year. The Vancouver Whitecaps soccer club will also call the venue home.
Over 40,000 tickets have been sold for the first game at the newly renovated stadium. Sarah McLachlan, the Juno and Grammy award-winning performer, will sing the national anthem prior to the game.
The newly renovated stadium features one of the largest cable-supported retractable roofs in the world, new wider seats, some of the world’s largest television screens and windows that turn on a high-tech light show. Specials screens will reduce the seating capacity of the venue during soccer games.