Spectator Information: Arrive early for the Home Opener presented by TELUS

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VANCOUVER, BC – We’re back!

Vancouver Whitecaps FC kick off their 2024 MLS season this coming Saturday, March 2 in the club’s 2024 Home Opener, presented by TELUS, at 4:30 p.m. PT.

The ‘Caps are hosting Eastern Conference side Charlotte FC for the very first time at BC Place. The upper bowl is open, with more than 27,000 tickets already sold, so make sure to arrive early!


After announcing his retirement on Friday, longtime 'Caps midfielder and captain Russell Teibert will be honoured at halftime.

TELUS Jersey Swap
Arrive early at Gate B and swap your old pro sports jersey for a 2023/24 Whitecaps FC Bloodlines jersey.

The Jersey Swap will be taking place at the TELUS booth, located at section 209 on the concourse. Fans in attendance interested in participating in the Jersey Swap are encouraged to line up at Gate B for 2:45 p.m. PT ahead of all gates opening at 3 p.m. PT. Fans will also have the opportunity to enter a draw for a chance to win an on the field meet and greet with Whitecaps FC players post-match!

All jerseys exchanged will be upcycled and donated to the Whitecaps FC Community Soccer Experience.

Can't make it? Fans can also exchange their jersey at participating TELUS retail stores (TELUS Garden, Pacific Centre and Surrey Central) from March 3 to 17 or while supplies last.

While supplies last. Limit to (1) jersey per individual. Donated jerseys must be in fair condition. Sizing may be limited. No returns or exchanges.

Win a TV courtesy of TELUS
Stay tuned to the videoboard during pre-match and halftime and scan the QR code to take part in a game that will land one lucky winner a new TV courtesy of TELUS.

Gates will open at 3 p.m. PT, 90 minutes prior to kickoff.

Anyone with tickets in the upper bowl is encouraged to enter through Gate E and use the ramp at 239 or 243 for ease of access to their seats on level 400.

The match will officially kick off at 4:40 p.m. PT.

The Warmup
Starting at 3 p.m. PT, the Warmup pre-match party will begin on Terry Fox Plaza, featuring DJ Juice spinning tunes, the Whitecaps FC Drumline, face painters, and an exclusive player signing with Canadian international Sam Adekugbe.

Player Arrivals
Fans can meet their favourite 'Caps players, take photos & get autographs. Interested fans should arrive by 1:45 p.m. (players will enter between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.) at the West entrance gate off Expo Boulevard, and look for the Whitecaps FC staff member to guide them into BC Place! Space is limited, so fans should arrive early.

March to the Match
Supporters will lead the March to the Match down Robson Street to BC Place.

The march will depart from Dublin Calling at 3:30 p.m. PT and will also see supporters joining from Fable Diner & Bar at Robson and Richards.

The 50 Jersey
Whitecaps FC will be wearing their brand new 50th anniversary jerseys for the opener.

The 50 Jersey will be available for purchase throughout the concourse at BC Place at sections 205, 222, 233, and 249. The jersey is also available online at whitecapsfc.com/shop and at the Official Whitecaps FC store in Gastown.

Stand by Me
For every Whitecaps FC win, join the team post-match in the singing of Stand by Me!

National AnthemsWhitecaps FC welcome back internationally acclaimed, visually impaired, and award-winning Bollywood singer and performer Jugpreet Bajwa for the singing of the Star-Spangled Banner and Oh Canada. Bajwa’s missing is to spread peace and love through his music.

PlayNow Soccer Showdown
A few lucky fans at the match will be chosen to take part in the PlayNow Soccer Showdown, a halftime obstacle course, with the winner walking away with a BCLC and Whitecaps FC prize pack. Visit the PlayNow Sports concourse activation in Section 212 for your chance to be chosen. Fans in the stands can also predict the winner and enter to win a $250 food & drink voucher and a pitchside table to a future match.

$5 Menu!
BC Place has a $5 menu, 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, and soda. The Kids Combo at Lions Gate Grill (228 and 254) is $6.50 for chicken strips, fries, and soda.

Whitecaps FC Drumline
Keep an eye out on Terry Fox Plaza and around the concourse during the match for the Whitecaps FC drumline.

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.

Kid Captains
Whitecaps FC are honoured to have Weston and Bennett Openshaw from BC Children’s Hospital as Kid Captains for Saturday's home opener against Charlotte FC.

In April of 2022, Weston was diagnosed with Leukemia. At the time, doctors told his parents that his identical twin, Bennett, had a 20 percent chance of developing Leukemia. Four months after Weston's diagnosis, Bennett was also diagnosed with Leukemia. It's been an emotional, and physical marathon for Weston and Bennett's family. Despite their diagnosis, and with the help of the dedicated team at BC Children’s Hospital, the boys are their usual rambunctious selves.

Please join in welcoming Weston and Bennett to the match!

Supporter of the Match
Saturday’s supporter of the match will be Lauti Horobiec from Vancouver Albion.

Lauti has been a supporter for the past two years, with his first game being the victory in the Canadian Championship against York. His favourite Whitecaps moment is when we beat the Galaxy 4-2 last year, where he says that the atmosphere was crazy, and being with his friends celebrating was even better. His favourite part of being in a supporter group is being able to create connections and friendships with people with the same interests, and having fun at games with them. He also learned Stand By Me on piano during this offseason to show his friends in the Albion, since the Whitecaps have become his favourite thing since moving to Vancouver from Argentina.

KidSport 50/50
Vancouver Whitecaps FC are proud to partner with KidSport BC for the club’s 50/50 program! All proceeds from the 50/50 program will be donated to KidSport BC to help improve the lives of children and youth in our community. Buy your tickets on the concourse, visit their table at sections 233 and 253, or buy online at whitecapsfc.com/5050.

Family Zone
Check out the RE/MAX Family Zone at section 226, featuring colouring at 'Caps Clubhouse. If it's your first match, don't forget to stop by and pick up your certificate to commemorate the occasion.

The Asahi Super Dry Landing
The Asahi Super Dry Landing provides the perfect atmosphere to kick back with the squad, entertain clients, or enjoy an evening with the family with the best views in BC Place – right behind the player benches! For information, visit whitecapsfc.com/asahilanding.

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

Videoboard special messages
Get on the big screen at BC Place! You can get your personalized message on the videoboard during an upcoming Whitecaps FC match. All proceeds go to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Fill out the form at whitecapsfc.com/matchday/videoboard.

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
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.