Pacific Northwest Architecture

BC Place

Address
777 Pacific Boulevard
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 4Y8
Basic Information
Designed by Studio Phillips Barrett
Cost CAN$126,000,000
Type
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Maximum length 760 feet/228 meters
Maximum circumference 2 feet/1 meters
Neighborhood: Downtown Vancouver
More Information
  • Football capacity: 59,841
  • Convention space: 247,000 square feet
  • Roof size: 446,490 square feet
  • At the time of its completion, this was the world's largest air-supported domed stadium.
  • The fabric roof lets in 20% of the outside light.
  • A battery of 16 fans can inflate the roof in one hour.
  • This is the location for the 2010 Olympic winter games opening and closing ceremonies as well as victory ceremonies.
  • This is the first place where the winter Olympic opening and closing ceremonies have been held indoors.
  • April, 1981: Groundbreaking
  • June 19, 1983: This building opened to the public.
  • 1983: This was the location of the CFL Grey Cup.
  • 1983: The Vancouver Whitecaps soccer team started playing here.
  • 1983: The Vancouver Lions Canadian football team started playing here.
  • 1984: The Vancouver Whitecaps soccer team stopped playing here.
  • September 18, 1984: Pope John Paul II hosted "A Celebration of Life" here.
  • May 2, 1986: Britain's Prince Charles and Lady Diana opened the 1986 world's fair here.
  • 1986: This was the location of the CFL Grey Cup.
  • 1987: This was the location of the CFL Grey Cup.
  • 1988: This was where the World Basketball League's Vancouver Nighthawks played.
  • 1990: This was the location of the CFL Grey Cup.
  • 1994: This was the location of the CFL Grey Cup.
  • January, 2007: Because of a tear in fabric, the roof had to be deflated and repaired.
  • 1998: The American Bowl was held here.
  • 1999: This was the location of the CFL Grey Cup.
  • 2005: This was the location of the CFL Grey Cup.
  • 2005: The original AstroTurf in this stadium was replaced with FieldTurf from the former Montreal Expos stadium.
  • February 12, 2010: The opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics were held here.
  • February 28, 2010: The closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics were held here
  • 2010-2011: The stadium underwent a massive renovation, which includes replacing the old inflatable roof with a retractable roof.