Spectator Info: What to expect at Friday’s Leagues Cup match

Leagues Cup trophy

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC will play their first ever match in the Leagues Cup on Friday as they take on the best team in the region, reigning Concacaf Champions League winners Club León, at BC Place.

Here are a few important notes for all fans heading to the match.

Churr-on the ‘Caps
A special Canadian churro featuring a maple smoked bacon glaze will be featured at the pizza stands at sections 222 and 249.

In addition to the churro, Whitecaps FC and BC Place will also be featuring a spicy pineapple Margarita at the el Jimador location at section 202.

Neutral site
While Friday’s match will be played at BC Place, it will be a neutral site for this Leagues Cup match. That means that unlike a regular season match, the ‘Caps are not the home team – they will be Team B, while León as the higher seed will be Team A.

No ties!
The group stage of the Leagues Cup consists of groups of three. The ‘Caps are in West Group 3 with Club León and Los Angeles Galaxy.

Friday’s match is under Leagues Cup rules, and that means no ties. If the score is tied after 90 minutes, the match will go to a shootout. 

Three points for a win in regulation, two points for a shootout win, and one point for a shootout loss.

Who advances?
Each team in the group plays each other once, and the top two teams in each three-team group will advance.

After Friday, Club León plays LA Galaxy on Tuesday, July 25, and the ‘Caps conclude the group at LA Galaxy next Saturday, July 29.

Gates A, C, H, E, G, and the Accessible drop-off/pick-up located along Pacific Boulevard at section 147 will all be open for entry starting at 6:30 p.m. PT. Gates for suite entry will open at 6 p.m. PT.

Kickoff is officially at 7:39 p.m. PT. 

Supporters section
Please note that sections 248 to 207 are Whitecaps FC supporters sections, including general admission in sections 253-254. Fans in the supporters sections should expect standing, flag waving, drums, and loud singing, chanting, and cheering. 

Opposing team apparel is not permitted in the supporters section. For this match that includes, but is not limited to, jerseys from Club León, LIGA MX, the Mexican national team, and any other jersey that is not Whitecaps FC.

Fans supporting Club León can join supporters in section 218-219, row KK and above. If you have purchased tickets to the wrong section, you can visit guest services at section 234 on the concourse.

Stand by Me 
Make sure to stay in your seats post-match for a Whitecaps FC win. Get your phones out and join the team in the singing of Stand by Me!

$5 Menu!
BC Place has announced a new $5 menu this year, in collaboration with Sodexo Live!, including $5 beer, hot dogs, nachos, and popcorn. Limited-release items may appear on the menu throughout the year. The $5 Menu is available at Dawson’s Hot Dogs stands at sections 201 and 227.

Kids Combo 
The Kids Combo at Dawson's Hot Dogs (214 and 241) is $6.50 for a hot dog, chips, fountain soda. The Kids Combo at Lions Gate Grill (228 and 254) is $6.50 for chicken strip, fries and fountain soda.

Flex pass 
Want more matches for your money? Pick three or more matches from only $66 and unlock exclusive benefits: whitecapsfc.com/flex.

Group tickets 
Bring the whole squad. Save up to 33% and get access to special experiences when you buy 10+ tickets. Contact groups@whitecapsfc.com.

Last call 
The last call for alcohol in the stadium will be the 75th minute of the match.

Clear bags/Bag Check 
For ease of entry, Whitecaps FC and BC Place recommend you don’t bring a bag to the stadium. If you do bring a bag, make sure it’s made of clear plastic and smaller than 12”x12”x6”. Exceptions will be made for diaper bags and medically necessary items that do not fit into a clear bag. You can bring one small opaque bag, but it can’t be larger than 6.5”x 8.5”. All bags will be inspected prior to entry.

Mobile entry 
All tickets for Whitecaps FC matches are through mobile ticketing, providing a contactless and paperless experience. Season ticket members and pack holders will need to access their tickets through whitecapsfc.com/accountmanager. Single match buyers will access their tickets through Ticketmaster.

Cashless transactions 
In order to reduce the potential for hand-to-hand contact, and to improve the efficiency of payment transactions, BC Place is now a cashless venue. Concessions and food and beverage vendors will accept all major digital forms of payment including Mobile, Debit Cards, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Google Pay and Apple Pay. Cash payments will not be accepted. There will be a Cash to Card kiosk located at Sec 235 where guests can exchange cash for cards to use at the food and beverage locations throughout the stadium.

Celebration Matches 
Keep an eye out for a number of special events throughout the season celebrating our community. Next up is College Night on Wednesday, October 4 as the ‘Caps host St. Louis CITY SC for the first time: whitecapsfc.com/news/whitecaps-fc-announce-2023-celebration-matches.