VANCOUVER, BC – The oldest professional soccer rivalry in Canada and the United States is back at BC Place on Saturday.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC continue their quest to recapture the Cascadia Cup when they host Western Conference leaders Seattle Sounders FC at 7:30 p.m. PT.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early. Matchday information is available at whitecapsfc.com/matchday, with additional FAQs at whitecapsfc.com/matchday/faqs.
Here are a few important things to know before you go on Saturday:
BMO welcomes Whitecaps FC BMO Academy Centre players
As presenting sponsor of Next Gen Night, BMO is providing tickets to deserving young players from Whitecaps FC BMO Academy Centre programs.
100v2 presented by BMO
Halftime will feature a 100 vs. 2 challenge where 100 youth soccer players, predominantly from Killarney Youth Soccer Association, take on two Whitecaps FC League1 BC players.
Honouring Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup champions!
On Thursday, our Whitecaps FC Girls Elite Academy became the first ever Canadian team to win the prestigious Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup in Zürich, Switzerland.
Make sure to be in your seats before kickoff as they get honoured at BC Place!
Welcome youth soccer clubs!
We are excited to welcome teams and players to Next Gen Night from the following clubs who have been a part of our 'Caps family this season:
- Abbotsford Soccer Association
- Abbotsford United SC
- Albion FC
- Aldergrove Youth Soccer Club
- BC Tigers FC
- Bowen Island FC
- Burnaby FC
- Chilliwack FC
- Coastal FC
- Coquitlam Metro Ford Soccer Club
- Fusion FC
- Greater Vancouver United
- Guildford Athletic Club
- Italian Canadian Sports Federation
- Kensington Little Mountain Soccer Club
- Killarney Youth Soccer Association
- Langley United Soccer Association
- Marpole Soccer Club
- Mission Soccer Club
- New West SC
- North Delta Football Club
- North Shore Girls Soccer Club
- North Surrey Football Club
- North Vancouver Football Club
- Pemberton Youth Soccer
- Poco Euro-Rite FC
- Port Moody Soccer Club
- Richmond FC
- Richmond United Soccer Club
- Ridge Meadows Soccer Club
- South Burnaby Metro Soccer Club
- South Delta United
- Squamish Youth Soccer
- Sunshine Coast Youth Soccer Association
- Surrey FC
- Surrey United
- Vancouver Athletic Football Club
- Vancouver United FC
- West Vancouver Soccer Club
- Whistler Youth Soccer Association
Whitecaps FC are also looking forward to welcoming participants from the Coastal Classic Tournament!
Pre-match youth tournament
Earlier in the day on Saturday, the 'Caps will welcome the following teams to a pre-match tournament on the pitch at BC Place.
- ASA Hurricanes
- AFC Magestic Tigers
- ASA Storm
- NDFC Green U12M
- NVFC U9 AC Milan Selects
- PCE Rangers
- PMSC U8
- PMSC Devils
- RMSC Andrews
- RMSC U8 Sinclair
- SBMC Kainth
- SUSC U9 Intake Girls Development
- WVFC U12 Strikers
- U12G Eagles
- U9G Werewolves
- U9B SuperSonics
Please join us in welcoming the following alumni to Saturday's match.
- Chris Craveiro
- Nico Craveiro
- Vince Donnelly
- Jim Easton Sr.
- Drew Ferguson
- Glen Johnson
- Steve MacDonald
- Guido Titotto
Check out the RE/MAX Family Zone at section 226, featuring Whitecaps FC flags for kids to wave in the stands, or do some 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.
Vancouver Albion are the first youth-run supporters group in MLS. Want to learn more? Visit their table at section 253 to find out how to get involved or to pick up some merchandise.
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.
Ema Lake returns to perform the national anthems at BC Place after a pair of fantastic performances last season, and for the second time this season after a memorable harmony with her fellow talents at the Women & Girls in Sport match in March.
Jr. PA Announcer
12-year-old Max Andrews, son of Whitecaps FC PA announcer Don Andrews, will be on the mic on Saturday. Make sure to get loud for Max!
Celebrating Asian Heritage Month
Whitecaps FC player Ryan Raposo has generously donated tickets to:
While celebrating both Next Gen Night and Asian Heritage Month, Whitecaps FC are also excited to welcome:
- Asian Sports Development Association of Canada
- BC Chinese Soccer Federation
- Joyous FC – Japanese Youth Soccer Academy
Saskatchewan Cree Nation
Whitecaps FC are also thrilled to welcome 25 staff and students attending the match from Constable Robin Cameron Education Complex in Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation in Saskatchewan.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Get the good vibes going before kickoff with DJ Juice at section 227.
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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 6:15 p.m. PT, and will also see supporters joining from the Ox Pub on Robson and Granville.
Kid Captain of the Match
In partnership with Canadian Blood Services, Whitecaps FC are honoured to have Markus Milcik as Kid Captain for Saturday's home match against Seattle Sounders FC. The presentation will be alongside Vancouver Albion supporters group.
Markus was born in Surrey Memorial on November 10, 2014. After a day and a half, he slipped into a coma and started having seizures. No one at the hospital knew what was going on so he was transferred over to BC Children’s Hospital where he was diagnosed with a metabolic disorder called ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency (OTC Deficiency). Markus was told that he did not have long to live. After five days of blood transfusions and hemodialysis and a liver transplant, he is now a healthy, silly, energetic, charismatic, and thriving eight-year-old.
Please join in welcoming Markus to the match, and participating in the WHITE CAPS chant at kickoff!
For more information on how to help support the Canadian Blood Services, visit blood.ca.
Supporter of the Match
Saturday's Supporter of the Match is Jake Valinho from Vancouver Albion.
Jake has been a supporter for six years. His favourite memory is the 1-0 win in 2021 where Maxime Crepeau saved a last minute penalty kick. His favourite part about being in Vancouver Albion is the community that you get to be a part of, making matchdays a vibrant experience in supporting the team on the field.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Keep an eye out for a number of special events throughout the season celebrating our community.
Next up is Indigenous Peoples Celebration against Sporting Kansas City on June 3: whitecapsfc.com/news/whitecaps-fc-announce-2023-celebration-matches.