VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC are back at BC Place on Saturday, March 5 against defending MLS Cup champions New York City FC, the first time that the 'Caps will play their home opener in Vancouver since 2020.
Matchday information is available at whitecapsfc.com/matchday.
Here are a few important things to know for Saturday.
Gates A, C, D, E, G, and H will be open for entry, starting at 2 p.m. PT. Gates for suite entry will open at 1:30 p.m. PT.
Kickoff is officially at 3:11 p.m. PT.
Stand with Ukraine, wear Blue & Yellow
Everyone attending the match is encouraged to wear Blue & Yellow in support of Ukraine.
There will be a moment of silence before the match, and the club will be making a donation to the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal on behalf of everyone who attends Saturday’s match.
Keep track of when the 'Caps play next with a magnetic schedule from matchday sponsor Bell.
5,000 will be given out post-match, so make sure to grab one on your way out of the stadium.
March to the Match
Join the supporters on the March to the Match down Robson street to BC Place.
The march will depart from Dublin Calling at 1:45 p.m. PT, and will also see supporters joining at Roxy Burger and Library Square. Arrival time at Terry Fox Plaza is expected to be around 2:10 p.m. PT.
The Asahi Super Dry Landing
There's a fun new spot to enjoy the match!
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!
Make sure to visit the Thirsty Pigeon stands on the concourse to get your Asahi beer.
Starting at 1:30 p.m. PT, the pre-match party is located on Terry Fox Plaza outside Gate H. Come for live music and face painters presented by Bell, as well as fun games for the entire family.
Kid Captain of the Match
Whitecaps FC are honoured to have Alexander Gomez as Kid Captain of the club's 2022 home opener against New York City FC at BC Place on March 5. Satuday's presentation will be alongside the Prawnsiders supporters group.
Alex is an avid soccer fan who dreams of playing professionally. At the age of 14, he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest, but thanks to the quick response of the Surrey Parks and Recreation staff on hand, and the medical team at BC Children's Hospital, he beat the odds to survive. Now, at 17, Alex is playing soccer again at Premier Soccer Academy, and working hard towards a professional career.
Clear bags/Bag Check
For ease of entry, Whitecaps FC 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.
All tickets for Whitecaps FC matches are through mobile ticketing, providing a contactless and paperless experience.
Masks are mandatory at BC Place. All fans aged 5+ must wear a mask while in the stadium. Masks, covering the nose and mouth, must be worn at all times except when you are eating/drinking in your assigned seat. This rule will apply regardless of whether the BC Place roof is open or closed.
Proof of vaccination
Fans are required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination alongside valid government photo ID to enter BC Place.
The BC Vaccine Card is the only proof of vaccination accepted for admittance.
Proof of a negative COVID-19 test will not be accepted. Youth aged 12-18 are exempt from showing ID but must show proof of vaccination. Youth aged 11 and under are exempt from showing ID or proof of vaccination. Click here for more information and to get your BC Vaccine Card. We recommend you arrive at least 45 minutes early to allow extra time for vaccine verification.
People from other Canadian provinces or territories must show:
- Provincially/territorially officially recognized vaccine record
- Valid government photo ID
International visitors must show:
- Proof of vaccination they used to enter Canada
*Proof of full vaccination does not include a booster shot.
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.