Are you a soccer fan? Did you know that our own Vancouver Whitecaps play their home games at BC Place Stadium, a 15 minute walk from the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville hotel in downtown Vancouver?
Sunday March 2 sees the rival Toronto FC come to town to kick off the 2013 Major League Soccer season. With the regular MLS season stretching over 8 months, you will have plenty of time to catch the Whitecaps, as they look for even better results in only their 3rd MLS season.
Vancouver has a long history of professional soccer, with the original Whitecaps capturing the North American Soccer League championship way back in the 1970’s. The winning tradition continues to this day, as while in only their 2nd year, the Vancouver Whitecaps advanced to the playoff stages of the 2012 season!
With a cast of international stars, the Whitecaps appear ready to compete with the best that MLS has to offer. The Los Angeles Galaxy, the Chicago Fire, and the Philadelphia Union are just a few of the teams that will be visiting the Whitecaps at BC Place stadium this year. Of course, the regional rivalry continues with both the Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers battling the Whitecaps for supremacy in the Pacific Northwest.
With attendance well in excess of 20,000 fans for regular season matches, the Whitecaps are solidly entrenched as one of Vancouver’s big 3 sporting franchises. Following the perennial fan favourite NHL Vancouver Canucks, and the CFL’s BC Lions in support and recognition, the Whitecaps are quickly gaining ground as a favourite franchise in Vancouver professional sports!
And speaking of Whitecap’s fans, the Vancouver Southsiders will be raising the roof with their raucous exuberance at every opportunity throughout the home field matches! This group celebrates soccer with a passion and energy that guarantees to light the fire under the Whitecaps team.
The Vancouver Whitecaps, Major League Soccer, and the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville hotel in downtown Vancouver; a winning combination for a great time, and great memories!
“Experience Vancouver, stay downtown!”