At the Match: What’s happening at BC Place on Sunday, August 10
This Sunday’s match has plenty to offer ‘Caps fans! Make sure to register to participate in a post-match yoga session led by Will Blunderfield, and stay tuned before the match for Andrea Neil’s Ring of Honour induction.
Join Whitecaps FC for Happy Hour!
Be sure to come down to BC Place early and enjoy our inaugural Happy Hour! From 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. only, 12oz Budweiser or Bud Crown draught will be on special for $5 at all beer portables, fixed beer stands and club lounges.
Ring of Honour—Andrea Neil
A prodigy in Canadian women’s soccer, Andrea Neil will be inducted into the Whitecaps FC Ring of Honour this Sunday, 10 years after captaining Whitecaps FC to their first W-League Championship on August 8, 2004 – a title that remains one of the highlights of her career.
Among many of her incredible accomplishments, Neil represented the Canadian women’s national team 132 times, including playing in a record four FIFA Women’s World Cups. The Vancouver native also captained Whitecaps FC women for the first six years of its existence and led the team to two United Soccer Leagues W-League Championships. She left Whitecaps FC women as the club’s all-time leader in games, minutes played, and assists and had her number five retired. She also enjoyed an illustrious 18-year career with the Canadian women’s national team.
The former ‘Caps midfielder will be the second player inducted into Whitecaps FC’s Ring of Honour, which was launched this year in celebration of the club’s 40th anniversary. Bob Lenarduzzi was the first inductee celebrated on the ‘Caps 40th Anniversary Match in May. Whitecaps FC alumni and current club ambassador Carl Valentine will be inducted at the September 10th match, and Whitecaps FC alumni Domenic Mobilio will be posthumously inducted at the October 4 match with his family in attendance.
What’s summer without yoga? Whitecaps FC are inviting all yogis to join a post-match yoga session taking place this coming Sunday, August 10 following the ‘Caps encounter against defending MLS Cup champions Sporting Kansas City. The evening will be led by local yoga guru Will Blunderfield, from Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club.
This event is open to all ticket buyers. To register or to book a group of 10 or more, please contact Steve Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-484-7871. The first 100 purchasers will receive a one month complimentary Steve Nash Sports Club Membership. *Please bring your own mat to BC Place!
Yoga has become a key way for many people, including professional athletes, to lower stress levels while sustaining both the body and mind. This peaceful practice improves breathing and benefits your heart, while it’s also believed to help you live longer and reverse natural processes that happen as your body ages. So make sure to bring your best yoga poses this Sunday night!
‘Caps in the Community Match Day Partner – Michael Cuccione Foundation
The ‘Caps are proud to partner with Michael Cuccione Foundation, which gives back and takes a stand for children who are fighting to stay alive. They “shall not rest until a cure is found,” and aim to demonstrate their support and passion to eradicating cancer. Soccer is about teamwork, spirit, strength and the fight to win; those touched by cancer share a similar journey and need the same strength and courage to win their individual fight. By joining together, the community can work together to make a difference in the lives of children who have been affected by cancer. Visit the Michael Cuccione Foundation on ‘Caps Kickoff.
Come out to ‘Caps Kickoff from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT at Terry Fox Plaza and get excited about the match. ‘Caps fans of all ages are invited show their support for the Blue and White at this fun community event.
Be sure to visit Bell Media at ‘Caps Kickoff, as TEAM Radio will be live at Terry Fox Plaza to broadcast their pre-match show.
To get your ‘Caps spirit going, the Comic Soccer players featuring Sammy Soccer on stilts will be roaming the grounds at ‘Caps Kickoff to deliver laughs for Whitecaps FC fans.
Bell Fan Zone
Be sure to visit the Bell Fan Zone from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT for your chance to receive an autograph from a Whitecaps FC player. While you are at the Bell Fan Zone, you can also show off your Whitecaps FC pride by getting your face painted, colouring your own unique Whitecaps FC scarf, and scoring goals against the opposition as your favourite Whitecaps FC players in EA SPORTS FIFA 14.
BMO Kicking Cage
The BMO Kicking Cage, which Whitecaps FC fans can find at ‘Caps Kickoff at Terry Fox Plaza, offers the chance for you to measure your speed and accuracy and see how you compare against your favourite ‘Caps players. Be sure to sign up for a BMO MasterCard while you are visiting the BMO booth to experience the Power of Blue.
BMO Power of Blue
Win access to exclusive match experiences such as the BMO Official Coin Toss, the BMO Move of the Match and the Post-Match Kick by using your BMO MasterCard or debit card at the BMO Power of Blue line at Gate A at BC Place.
Kia Selfie Contest
Check out the Kia tent, where the Kia team will be on hand, helping fans enter their Selfie Contest. Take a selfie with the custom Whitecaps FC 2014 Kia Sorento, and post it to social media using the hashtag #KiasupportsWFC, for a chance to win Whitecaps FC merchandise!
Zipcar will be hosting a Throw-In Challenge at the ‘Caps Kickoff. Come out and show that you’ve got the know-how for proper throw-ins, and receive prizes!
It’s not too late to participate in the best sporting experience in Vancouver. Whitecaps FC 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). Single-match tickets start at $22, subject to applicable fees. For more information on all Whitecaps FC ticket options, call 604.669.9283 ext. 2 or visitwhitecapsfc.com/tickets.