Spectator Information: A tree for every fan, bucket hats, and more on TELUS match night

TELUS supporters

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC are back at BC Place on Saturday as they host Los Angeles Galaxy in a crucial Western Conference match, presented by TELUS.

Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m. PT. Here are a few important things to note for fans heading to the match.

WFC2 doubleheader
Whitecaps FC 2 will kick off the day by playing their second of three consecutive MLS NEXT Pro home matches at BC Place at 2 p.m. PT. Entrance will be through Gate A only at 1:30 p.m. PT.

Tickets to enter BC Place for the WFC2 matches are separate from the tickets for the MLS matches, and all spectators will be required to leave the stadium in-between matches.

WFC2 tickets can be purchased through Universe, priced at only $10. Fans are encouraged to secure their tickets in advance. Season ticket members can access their complimentary tickets by using their account number as their access key at checkout. Youth 18 and under get in free.

A tree for every fan
This past Earth Day, TELUS celebrated the planting of their one millionth tree.

To celebrate this milestone with Vancouver Whitecaps FC fans, TELUS will plant one tree for every attendee of the TELUS Match Day game versus LA Galaxy.

TELUS is working towards their vision to become a zero-waste, carbon-neutral company by 2030. They are investing and innovating with their technology to answer some of the world’s most pressing challenges, like reducing our collective carbon footprint. This combined with the passion of their team members across the globe, whose tree-planting efforts in their communities are an important part of their ongoing commitment to help make the world a better place.

Together, let’s make the future friendly.

Bucket hats and more
As part of their match day celebrations, TELUS will also be giving away prizes at section 209, including 1,500 bucket hats.

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

The Warmup pre-match patio party
The Warmup pre-match patio party begins at 4 p.m. PT on Terry Fox Plaza. Drinks start at $5 and the first 50 people will receive a limited edition pair of Whitecaps FC viper sunglasses. DJ Juice will be spinning tunes, facepainters will be on-site, and a Whitecaps FC player will be signing autographs from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT.

Also keep an eye out for booths from TELUS, Rock 101, the VPD, and Granville Community Policing

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. 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.

Welcome Whitecaps FC alumni!
The club is honoured to welcome the following alumni to Saturday's match:

  • Phil Brown
  • Metro Gerela
  • Nicholas Gilbert
  • Geordie Lyall
  • Rob Merkle

Player arrivals
Fans can meet their favourite 'Caps players, take photos & get autographs. Interested fans should arrive at the West entrance gate off Expo Boulevard early as players will enter between 5 p.m. and 5:25 p.m. PT! Space is limited.

$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.

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

National anthem by Jonny Noel
Be in your seats before kickoff to hear the American and Canadian national anthems sung by Trusound Industries international recording artist and Whitecaps FC season ticket member since the inaugural season in MLS, Jonny Noel.

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.

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.

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.

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! Asahi Super Dry is also available at sections 203, 209, 234, 248.

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

Kid Captain
Whitecaps FC are honoured to have Ryerson Shelvey from Special Olympics Team BC as Kid Captain for Saturday’s match against LA Galaxy.

Ryerson qualified for the Special Olympics Team BC 2024 Training Squad for curling, after winning silver with his team in the 2023 Special Olympics BC Winter Games. He is now training towards competing in the 2024 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Calgary! Ryerson is also an active athlete in Special Olympics basketball, soccer, track and field, and golf. In addition, he is a Trinity Western University student completing a business degree through the Steps Forward program, and he is currently working as a summer camp counsellor with kids ages four and five.

Please join in welcoming Ryerson to the match!

Supporter of the Match
Saturday's supporter of the match is Maayan Zilbershtein from the Vancouver Albion supporters group.

Maayan has been a supporter since 2017, and has had season tickets since 2021.

His favourite Whitecaps FC memory is Ryan Gauld's goal against Seattle to send us to the playoffs in 2021. His favourite part of being in a supporter group is being in a loving community and making so many new friends.

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 Kid Sport BC to help to improve the lives of children and youth in our community. Buy your tickets on the concourse, visit their table at sections 220, or buy online at whitecapsfc.com/5050.

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
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.

Leagues Cup
The 'Caps begin their quest for another trophy next Friday, July 21 when they host defending Concacaf Champions League winners Club León of Mexico.

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.