Spectator Information: Women & Girls in Soccer Celebration Match, presented by Johnston Meier Insurance


VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC are back at BC Place on Saturday as the club hosts the Women & Girls in Soccer Celebration Match, presented by Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies Group.

The 'Caps are expecting a fifth straight crowd of over 22,000 as they take the first step in keeping their Cascadia Cup crown against rivals Portland Timbers at 7:30 p.m. PT.

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

Expo Line Maintenance
Please note that Translink has advised anyone traveling through downtown Vancouver on Saturday to leave an extra 20 minutes for travel time. Service between Stadium-Chinatown and Waterfront will be reduced due to maintenance.

W-League alumni
As part of the 50th anniversary season, alumni from the W-League era will be recognized on the pitch at halftime. Attending alumni include:

  • Diana Artuso (Elligott)
  • Sian Bagshawe
  • Gurveen Clair
  • Ashley Cornish
  • Geri Donnelly
  • Sarah Eckert (Poole)
  • Michele Gademans
  • Randee Hermus
  • Gillian Hicks
  • Sara Maglio
  • Sadie McLure
  • Amelie Mercier
  • Sandi Potis
  • Lindsay Rohla
  • Paige Skinner (Pratt)
  • Sophie Spilborghs
  • Melissa Tancredi
  • Phebe Trotman

Women & Girls in Soccer Celebration logo
The match will feature the specially designed Whitecaps FC Women & Girls in Soccer Celebration logo, which was created by club designers Nicolle Arzua, Ambar Ochoa, and Rena Lee.

A limited edition scarf with the design will be available for purchase, only at the match.

Pre-match clinic led by Girls Elite Academy players
90 girls will participate in a pre-match soccer clinic.

Participants will enjoy an hour of playing soccer on the pitch at BC Place under the guidance of Whitecaps FC Girls Elite players from the Girls Elite Academy program.

Clinic participants will be joining from:

  • Kid Safe
  • Surrey School District
  • Girls Who Leap

National Anthems
Prior to kickoff, a quartet of anthem singers will deliver a stirring rendition of The Star Spangled Banner & O Canada! The four performers include Elizabeth Irving, Arielle Tuliao, Tiffany Rivera, and NaRai Dawn.

PA Announcer
Whitecaps FC PA announcer Don Andrews will be joined in the booth by the talented France Perras, who returns from previous seasons.

Halftime Mini Matches
Halftime Mini Matches will be contested between U9 teams from Surrey United and North Shore Girls Soccer Club, Canada's largest female first soccer club.

$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.

WFC2 Doubleheader
Whitecaps FC 2 will kick off the day by playing their second straight home match at BC Place as they take on Timbers2 at 2 p.m. PT. Entrance will be through Gate A only at 1:30 p.m. PT. The concession will be open.

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. Capacity for WFC2 matches is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

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. WFC2 tickets can be purchased through Universe, priced at only $10. Fans are encouraged to secure their tickets in advance.

Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. PT.

The match will officially kick off at 7:43 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.

March to the Match
Supporters will lead the March to the Match down Robson Street to BC Place.

The march will depart from Dublin Calling at 6:30 p.m. PT and will also see supporters joining from Fable Diner & Bar at Robson and Richards.

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 Captain
Whitecaps FC are honoured to have Era Bothe from Girls Who LEAP as Kid Captain for Saturday's home match against Portland Timbers.

Era is an amazing youth who loves giving back to her community. She plays multplei sports including soccer, field hockey and hockey. Era is also an avid musician who plays multiple instruments and a budding videographer whose films have been showcased in various festivals. Through the Girls Who LEAP program, Era has volunteered countless hours with afterschool programs, day camps, environmental and cooking programs to help break cycles of poverty and provide food security for families in our community.

Please join in welcoming Era to the match!

Supporter of the Match
Saturday’s supporters of the match will be Heather Donily from the Sisters supporters group.

Heather has been a Whitecaps fan for years but really started following the team regularly over the last three seasons.

Her favourite team moment was our away win on June 24, 2023 against LAFC. It was a beautiful thing to see the 'Caps prove that they can take on teams like LAFC with finesse and strike a bit of fear in them.

The best part of being part of a supporters group, according to Heather, is the camaraderie. She notes that being amongst a group of people like the Sisters, who are inclusive and want to encourage underrepresented groups to be involved in supporting our team with no pretence or gatekeeping is so refreshing. Also trips to Seattle to torment the Sounders are pretty darn fun!

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.

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.