BC Place is the largest multipurpose venue of its kind in the province of British Columbia, hosting sport, exhibitions and live entertainment, right in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. The venue is home of the BC Lions Football Club, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the BC Sports Hall of Fame.
The stadium opened on June 19, 1983 and was built as an indoor structure with an air-supported roof, the largest of its kind in the world upon its opening. Following the 2010 Winter Olympics, BC Place was closed for several months as part of an extensive revitalization, the centrepiece of which was replacing the inflatable roof with a retractable roof supported by cables. Once construction was completed, the stadium's new roof was also the largest of its type.
Each year the stadium welcomes more than one million guests to events ranging from football, soccer and high school sports, to trade shows, monster truck displays, fun fairs and world-class music concerts. BC Place is where the province’s most notable events including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.