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Spectator guide: Whitecaps FC host Real Salt Lake Friday night at BC Place

Vancouver Whitecaps FC return to BC Place on Friday night to host Western Conference foe Real Salt Lake. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. PT, doors open at 6:30 p.m. PT, and pre-match festivities kick off at 6 p.m. PT on Terry Fox Plaza. TICKETS: http://ow.ly/ME3130jHfIN.

Heading to the match? Here’s what you need to know.

Happy Hour: $5 beers will be sold via hawkers in the supporters' section stands (sections 248-207) in the hour prior to kickoff (6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday). Make sure to get into the building early to take advantage of this great deal (offer only available to those with tickets in the supporters' section). 

Early bird specials: Fans are also encouraged to take advantage of BC Place's early bird specials on Terry Fox Plaza starting at 6 p.m. and in-stadium from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Click here to view all the food and drink offers. 

Moment of silence: A moment of silence will be held prior to kickoff as a tribute to the victims and their families, the first-responders, and all those affected by this week’s tragedy in Toronto.

Jeans Day: Wear your jeans to the match to show your support for BC's kids! Fans will be able to purchase a Jeans Day button or lapel pin at ‘Caps Kickoff or on the concourse. All proceeds will be donated to BC Children’s Hospital as part of Jeans Day on May 3. Fans who purchase a button or pin at the Jeans Day booths at section 209 or 248 can enter to win four premium club tickets for the May 11 match and a team-signed jersey.

Kid Captain: Friday’s Kid Captain of the Match is Gabby Friedman, a 15-year-old who with the help of BC Children’s Hospital persevered through a rare condition called Portal Vein Thrombosis and Portal Hypertension, caused by a clot in the portal vein that left her in constant danger of severe internal bleeding. Gabby, who will be honoured in the supporters’ section prior to kickoff, is also this year’s Jeans Day Champion Child.

50/50 credit and debit card option: Fans will now have the option to purchase 50/50 tickets by credit card, debit, or cash – in support of the club’s community partner BC Children’s Hospital.

Water bottle policy: Hard-sided bottles, cans or cups (including glass, metal, hard plastic, ceramic and other materials) are not permitted into the stadium. Empty, refillable, clear and opaque soft-walled plastic water bottles (with or without lids) are permitted into the stadium and are subject to search at the gate. Bottles can be filled with water at drinking fountains located on the main concourse. Bottled water can also be purchased from concessions.

Bag policy: As per last year, the bag policy remains in effect. In compliance with MLS policy, no bags larger than 14’’x14’’x6’’ will be permitted into the stadium and must fit into the sizing bin available at each gate.

Bike Valet: Now located at the bottom of the staircase in front of Gate C on Griffiths Way.

For more information, including parking information and accessibility requirements, make sure to check out our complete spectator guide.

See you in the stands!