Parking for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and BC Lions
BC Place is home to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Major League Soccer) and BC Lions (Canadian Football League) teams. The soccer stadium sits at 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. One interesting note about the venue is that the original roof was air-supported, but after the 2010 Winter Olympics, the venue now has a retractable roof with cables.
Here are the BC Place parking tips to be familiar with when driving to the venue.
How Much is Parking for a Vancouver Whitecaps FC / BC Lions Match?
Plenty of parking lots surround BC Place in downtown Vancouver for fans to take advantage of when driving to the game. Parking rates will vary depending on how far you want to park from the venue, but the range typically goes from $10-30. The general rule of thumb is that the further you park from the stadium, the less you will pay.
Also, if you arrive early enough to the venue, fans can find street parking on the road near the stadium. However, read the signs to ensure you can leave your car on the road so you won’t receive a parking ticket.
BC Place Handicap Parking
According to BCplace.com, there are a few ADA-accessible parking spots around the venue for fans on game day, so plan to arrive early to secure a spot. With a limited number of ADA spots, fans are encouraged to take advantage of the pickup and drop-off area on Pacific Boulevard next to Gate F. Also, fans can bring certified service dogs to the venue if they need that additional assistance.
Is there Tailgating Before a Match?
There is no tailgating in the public parking lots or parking garages at BC Place, but there are plenty of bars around the stadium to check out before kickoff. Some popular bars and restaurants to check out before kickoff or after a game include BC Kitchen, District Bar Restaurant, and Homer St Cafe and Bar.
Can You Bring Outside Food into BC Place?
Fans can’t bring any outside food or drinks into the stadium for any event.
Can You Smoke Inside the Facility?
There is no smoking allowed inside the venue for any event.
Can You Take Public Transportation to the Venue?
There are numerous ways fans can get to BC Place for a game or event via public transportation. Spectators can use Skytrain, the bus, and rideshare programs like Uber and Lyft to the stadium. When taking Skytrain, fans can get off at the Stadium-Chinatown station, which sits next to Rogers Arena and BC Place. For taking the bus, take routes #15 and #17, which will have a drop-off section close to the venue.
How Big is the Soccer Venue?
For a soccer (MLS) match, the seating capacity of the venue is 22,120.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Popular Matches
Specific matches against the Vancouver Whitecaps are more popular than others during the season. You can expect bigger crowds to show up at BC Place when LAFC, Real Salt Lake, CF Montreal, and Toronto FC come and visit. Other popular matches include LA Galaxy, Colorado Rapids, Seattle Sounders, and Portland Timbers.