VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC will look to take another big step forward in their playoff push on Saturday when they host their final Eastern Conference opponent of the regular season, taking on D.C. United at 7:30 p.m. PT in front of what is expected to be one of the largest crowds of the season.
Here are some important notes for fans heading to the match.
Orange Shirt Day
Vancouver Whitecaps FC will be acknowledging Orange Shirt Day / National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at the match this coming Saturday, September 30, and observing the federal statutory holiday on Monday, October 2.
During warmup, Whitecaps FC players will wear orange Every Child Matters shirts from Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA), in partnership with MAKE Vancouver. These shirts were designed by Indigenous artist K.C. Hall (Heiltsuk Nation), in support and memory of the generations of residential school survivors. 100 per cent of profits from the shirts will be donated to youth programming at UNYA. The shirts will be for sale at section 220. For more information visit makevancouver.com.
There will be a pre-match moment of reflection to remember the survivors of residential schools, the children who never returned home, and the ongoing intergenerational impacts of the residential school system. The Coast Salish anthem will also be performed, and Whitecaps FC supporters will be unveiling a visual display prior to kickoff at the east end of the stadium.
As part of the club’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation, and in partnership with Hope and Health, Whitecaps FC opened the club’s third mini-pitch in August with Tla’amin Nation. Previous mini-pitches were built in partnership with the Penelaku Tribe, and with Snaw-naw-as/Nanoose First Nation.
Last chance to get 50th Anniversary season ticket member gift box
October 1 is the deadline to receive an exclusive 50th Anniversary gift box when you sign up for 2024 season membership. Interested fans can visit section 240 for more information, or go to whitecapsfc.com/seasons.
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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!
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, with DJ O Show, facepainters, and a Whitecaps FC player signing autographs from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT.
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.
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Please join in welcoming the following alumni to Saturday’s match.
- Brent Barling
- Carlo Corazzin
- Alan Errington
- Dave Fiorvento
- Sven Haberman
- Lyndsay Henderson
- Tiernan King
- Scott Macey
- Alan Sondraal
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.
Keep an eye out on Terry Fox Plaza before the match, in the concourse, and during the match at the top of sections 228/229 for the Hitmen Drumline.
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.
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.
20 for 20
Longtime Whitecaps FC supporter Barry Walker, who runs “Willie’s Corner”, will be recognized at halftime for completing his “20 for 20” initiative, as he walked around iconic Whitecaps locations including Empire Field, Swangard Stadium, and BC Place while raising funds for Down Syndrome Resource Foundation. You can donate to the fundraiser HERE.
Whitecaps FC are honoured to have Taliyah Souch from Hope and Health representing Tla’amin and ‘Namgis First Nations as Kid Captain for Saturday's match against D.C. United.
Taliyah is recognized for her strong leadership on and off the pitch. She is a role model to her peers by embracing her culture and excelling in academics. This summer Taliyah attended the canoe journey and paddled on a 12-man canoe from her hometown Qathet throughout the Sunshine Coast and finishing off at the final destination Muckleshoot USA. A two-week journey. On the pitch Taliyah is a smart, calm, technical player with great vision and understanding of the beautiful game. Her dedication and hard work led to many outstanding achievements and awards in First Nations Tournaments. Taliyah’s goals are to one day play for Nautsa’mawt FC, Whitecaps FC, and Canada.
Please join in welcoming Taliyah to the match!
Supporters of the Match
Saturday’s supporters of the match are Kyle Hutton and his son Elliott from Rain City Brigade supporters group.
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 215 and 253, or buy online at whitecapsfc.com/5050.
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! 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.
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.
This coming Wednesday, October 4 is College Night against St. Louis CITY SC. For only $23, get exclusive access to the pre-match patio party, including one free alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage on the patio, as well as an official after party at Hotel Belmont: whitecapsfc.com/collegenight. Arrive at the patio before 6pm to claim your free beverage.
First College Night at BC Place for only $23
Kickoff the school year with the 'Caps and celebrate the first College Night at BC Place for only $23.
This ticket includes:
- Exclusive access to the pre-match patio party at Terry Fox Plaza. Show your ticket before 6 P.M. to receive a free 500/473/355 ml or 1 oz alcoholic beverage or any non-alcoholic beverage.
- Access to the official after party at Hotel Belmont. Show your College Night ticket for access and a free beverage.