At the match: What can Whitecaps FC fans expect Saturday at BC Place?

A list of the various activations planned for Saturday's opener

 

Calling all 'Caps fans attending the match against New York Red Bulls at BC Place this Saturday, March 8. We want to give you a closer look at all the exciting activations and opportunities that you can participate in throughout the match.

BMO Matchday Partner

BMO Kicking Cage

Located at ‘Caps Kickoff on Terry Fox Plaza, the BMO Kicking Cage provides fans of all ages with the chance to test their speed and accuracy and see how they compare with their favourite Whitecaps FC players. At the BMO booth, you can also sign up for a BMO MasterCard to experience the Power of Blue

BMO Power of Blue

Use your BMO MasterCard or debit card at the BMO Power of Blue line at Gate A at BC Place and you could win access to exclusive experiences such as the BMO Official Coin Toss, the BMO Move of the Match, or the Post-Match Kick.

Following the match, BMO volunteers will also be distributing Whitecaps FC magnetic schedules at all the gates to fans exiting the stadium. Make sure to pick up your magnetic schedule after the match!

Bell Fan Zone  

Show that you are the ultimate ‘Caps fan at the Bell Fan Zone. Get your face painted in Whitecaps FC colours or colour your own scarf. Play against your friends in EA Sports FIFA 14 and dominate the virtual pitch as your favourite ‘Caps. Visit the Bell Fan Zone from 3:30-4:00 p.m. PT to meet a Whitecaps FC player. Do not miss out on this exciting opportunity to get an autograph from one of your favourite ‘Caps players.

'Caps Kickoff 

Whitecaps FC fans are invited to get excited and celebrate the start of the 2014 season at ‘Caps Kickoff, which will run from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. PT on Terry Fox Plaza. Come out and show your support for the ‘Caps at this fun community event for fans of all ages!   

Stop by and visit Bell Media at ‘Caps Kickoff, as TEAM Radio broadcasts the pre-match show live from Terry Fox Plaza. The Beat 94.5 and QM/FM 103.5 will also be on hand playing music for ‘Caps fans during the pre-match celebration.   

The Comic Soccer players featuring Sammy Soccer on stilts will also be present at ‘Caps Kickoff, providing family friendly comedy to all attendees. 

adidas booth 

To see the latest in soccer merchandise and apparel, be sure to swing by the adidas booth at ‘Caps Kickoff.    

‘Caps Community Matchday Partner – Kids Help Phone

Whitecaps FC have teamed up with Kids Help Phone on Saturday, March 8, 2014, as our first community matchday partner of the season. Kids Help Phone is a community-based national organization with a network of 10,000 volunteers across Canada that work to ensure every child that takes the courageous step of reaching out for help receives the meaningful support they seek and deserve. Be sure to visit the Kids Help Phone booth at ‘Caps Kickoff and on the BC Place concourse at Section 213 to learn more about Kids Help Phone and the Walk So Kids Can Talk, presented by BMO on May 4, 2014 at David Lam Park.

Kids Help Phone is also proud to introduce the “Always There” App that provides a password protected space for you to log your feelings, flip through a ton of youth-submitted tips, inspirational quotes, and jokes aimed at helping you cope with stress. The “Always There” App is free to download on IPhone, Android or Blackberry phones.  For more information, please visit: http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/Teens/PhoneUs/AlwaysThere.aspx

Port Metro Vancouver Heritage Horns

Port Metro Vancouver is proud to help celebrate 40 years of Whitecaps FC history by sounding the Canada Place Heritage Horns after every Whitecaps FC win this season. While the history of the Heritage Horns dates back to 1967, the horns at Canada Place have been a staple of Vancouver’s lunch hour for the past 15 years, sounding the first four notes of O’ Canada every day at noon. The sounding of the Heritage Horns at Canada Place for Whitecaps FC victories could be the beginning of a tradition unlike any other in North America and will serve as a symbol, unique to Vancouver, of the local civic pride for Whitecaps FC. 

New Centerplate Concession Items 

Whitecaps fans can look forward to a fantastic savoury experience as they cheer on the ‘Caps with new concession items this year. Centerplate has added Asian steamed buns and a revamped premium burger that is a secret blend of spices and premium local beef made in house at BC Place. But don’t worry the return of fan favourites such as the iconic short-rib poutines and grilled bacon-wrapped hot dogs will still be on hand.   

Bike Valet

Riding your bike to the match? Visit the Bike Valet at Gate F for a complementary 'Caps fan bike parking facility. 

Whitecaps FC begin their 2014 MLS season on March 8 versus New York Red Bulls at BC Place. Season tickets start at just $349 and single-match tickets start at $22, subject to applicable fees. The 'Caps also offer a flexible range of ticket products, including half-season tickets ($244), 5-packs ($149), student season tickets ($199), and a youth soccer half-season ticket ($100). For more information on all Whitecaps FC ticket options, call 604.669.9283 ext. 2 or visit whitecapsfc.com/tickets