BC Place Stadium and the BC Sports Hall of Fame
Vancouver's BC Place Stadium has just undergone an complete makeover including a brand new retractable roof
BC Place Stadium, which is also home to the BC Sports Hall of Fame, has been a major Vancouver landmark and venue ever since it's opening a few years before the Expo 86 World's Fair. It's white Teflon roof that was supported by air pressure was visible for miles around. Recently however, BC Place has undergone a major retrofit. It now features the world's largest retractable roof of it's kind, which opens up the stadium to the outdoors for events held during nice weather. The interior has also been totally upgraded complete with new more comfortable seating.
BC Place is the home field for the BC Lions CFL football team as well as the Vancouver Whitecaps Soccer Team. In addition, it hosts many other events, including concerts, trade shows of all sorts, and other sporting events. Of special note, it was the location of both the opening and closing ceremonies for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, although those events occurred just prior to the start of the renovations. BC Place can seat up to 55,000 spectators and features over 200 events every year.
The BC Sports Hall of Fame is a must see for sports lovers. Founded in 1966 this sports museum has made its home in BC Place Stadium since 1993. Inside you will find all kinds of sports memorabilia relating to sports in BC as well has the Hall of Champions and the outstanding new Vancouver 2010 Gallery which is loaded collectables from the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games. The BC Sports Hall of Fame is open daily from 10 am to 5pm and is accessible through Gate A at BC Place.
For more information on BC Place Stadium, upcoming BC Lions and Vancouver Whitecaps games and other events see the Official Website: BC Place Stadium
For more information on the BC Sports Hall of Fame see their Official Website: BC Sports Hall of Fame