Spectator Information: Vaisakhi Celebration Match presented by MNP

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VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC play their third game of a four-match homestand on Saturday as the club hosts the third annual Vaisakhi Celebration Match, presented by MNP.

The 'Caps will be taking on Canadian rivals Toronto FC in front of an expected sixth straight crowd of over 22,000. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. PT.

Here are some important details for fans heading to the match.

Jazzy B pre-game and halftime performances
World-renowned recording artist Jazzy B will be performing at the match. Before kickoff, he will perform outside on Terry Fox Plaza, in collaboration with RED FM. Then at halftime he will be on the pitch at BC Place, joined by members from the Shan E Punjab Arts Club.

Festivities will start on the plaza at 3 p.m. PT, featuring DJ Heer.

Vaisakhi logo and scarves
This year, a specially designed Vaisakhi logo and scarf was created by local artist Jessie Sohpaul.

Scarves will be available for purchase in-stadium at merchandise stands around BC Place.

March to the Match
Supporters will once again be teaming up with the Sikh Motorcycle Club for a spectacular and colourful March to the Match. Anyone interested in joining is encouraged to meet at the corner of Granville and Robson at 3:45 p.m. PT. To learn more about the Sikh Motorcycle Club, visit sikhmotorcycleclub.com.

1,000 rumals will be available to claim at sections 204, 219, and 253 on the concourse. The rumals were also designed by local artist Jessie Sohpaul.

A rumal is a head covering used to cover your hair. It is typically worn in a Gurdwara. Covering the head is a sign of respect in Sikhism.

Bombay Kitchen
$2 from each Bombay Kitchen bowl purchase at section 220 will go to Guru Nanak's Free Kitchen.


Dillon’s Hard Bar
Dillon's Hard Bar at section 220 will have a Canadian Lassi cocktail for $12.75.


Jugpreet Bajwa
Acclaimed and award-winning Bollywood singer and performer Jugpreet Bajwa returns to BC Place to sing the national anthem for a third straight season, and a second time this year.

Pre-match clinic presented by MNP
Prior to the match, MNP will be presenting a soccer clinic on the pitch at BC Place for youth from the Surrey School District.

Additionally, the 'Caps will also be welcoming members of Surrey FC and Akal United for pre-match clinics.

$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.

BC Place Gluten vegan vegetarian

Gates will open at 3:30 p.m. PT.

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

Fan Support Text Line
Fans can text 778-873-3267 at any point during the match and a dedicated BCP Guest Services member will respond promptly.

Bloodlines Jersey
Whitecaps FC will be wearing their primary white Bloodlines Jersey.

The Bloodlines Jersey, as well as the new 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!

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 20% and get access to special experiences when you buy 10+ tickets. Contact groups@whitecapsfc.com.

Kid Captains
Whitecaps FC are honoured to have Malia and Noah Kumar from BC Transplant as Kid Captains for Saturday's home match against Toronto FC.

Malia and Noah Kumar have taken on the Live Life, Pass It On campaign through BC Transplant, after the sudden passing of their mother, Anju, in 2019. Anju was a registered organ donor and saved eight lives following her passing. Malia and Noah have a goal to get 150 donors registered through their campaign, and to raise awareness around the importance of organ donation. Their dad, Neville, is very proud of both his kids for taking this project on, and for helping to continue their mom’s legacy.

Please join in welcoming Malia and Noah to the match! Anyone interested in registering to become an organ donor can find BC Transplant on the concourse at section 227.

Supporter of the Match
Saturday’s supporters of the match will be EJ from the Rain City Brigade supporters group.

EJ has been a Whitecaps supporter for 14 years, and was one of four people who started RCB in 2010. His favourite moment was the Eric Hassli goal in Seattle, "my head almost exploded!". He enjoys the camaraderie from being in a supporter group, where he says he's literally watched children grow up in section 201, and that next generation of Whitecaps supporter makes him proud.

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 240 and 253, or buy online at whitecapsfc.com/5050.

RE/MAX 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.

Asahi Super Dry is also available at sections 203, 220, 234, 248, and 110.

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

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.