Vancouver Whitecaps FC will be hosting the club’s eighth annual Pride Match, presented by Bell, this coming Sunday, October 17 at BC Place. The ‘Caps take on Sporting Kansas City with kickoff set for 7 p.m. PT.
October is LGBTQ+ history month, and October 11 is National Coming Out Day.
PRIDE ON THE PITCH
‘Caps players will wear Pride warm-up tops, and there will be a special captain’s armband. There will also be custom corner flags and multi-coloured nets.
In addition, BC Place stadium lights will be lit up in Pride colours.
LIMITED EDITION MERCH
Partial proceeds from Pride scarves will be donated to the You Can Play Project.
PROGRESS PRIDE FLAG
The first 500 fans to enter the stadium will receive a Progress Pride Flag.
The Progress Pride Flag was created by digital artist Daniel Quasar in 2018 as a more inclusive version of the Rainbow Pride flag. The white, pink and blue bands represent the trans community and the brown and black bands represent people of colour.
Guests are recommended to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the start of the match to allow for vaccine verification and other health and safety protocols upon entry.
In accordance with the B.C. Provincial Health Order, fans attending Whitecaps FC matches at BC Place will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination alongside valid government photo ID.
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. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test will not be accepted for admittance.
To get your BC Vaccine Card and find further information, click HERE.
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
For more information on health and safety protocols, visit whitecapsfc.com/matchday.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR AGES 5 & UP
In accordance with the new order under the British Columbia Public Health Act, masks are currently required at all Vancouver Whitecaps FC home matches at BC Place. Masks, covering the nose and mouth, must be worn at all times except when you are eating/drinking in your assigned seat.
For safety and environmental purposes, all tickets for Whitecaps FC matches will be 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.
CLEAR BAGS/BAG CHECK
For ease of entry, Whitecaps FC recommend that fans don’t bring a bag to the stadium.
If fans do bring a bag, they should 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. Fans can bring one small opaque bag, but it can’t be larger than 4.5”x 6.5”. All bags will be inspected prior to entry.
For further information on all matchday health and safety protocols, visit whitecapsfc.com/matchday.
COVENANT HOUSE VANCOUVER 50/50 PROGRAM
Buy your 50/50 tickets online and support at-risk youth in Vancouver. The jackpot will be split 50/50 between the winner and our community partner, Covenant House Vancouver: whitecapsfc.com/5050tickets.
FRONTLINE HERO OF THE MATCH PRESENTED BY BMO
Every match will see a special recognition for a local frontline hero.
Throughout the pandemic, people in a number of roles have stepped up to help keep everyone healthy and safe.
Fans are invited to join in the moment to show appreciation for their dedication to our communities.