Whitecaps FC fans invited to a day at the Fair at the PNE

The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) and Vancouver Whitecaps FC are pleased to announce that fans with game-day tickets to the Whitecaps FC versus Houston Dynamo FC match will receive free entry, valued at $20, to the Fair at the PNE before and after the August 27 match. The Fair runs from August 20 to September 5, 2011.

“We wanted to extend a special welcome to Whitecaps fans,” said PNE president and CEO Mike McDaniel.  “It will be a great day – fans with tickets to the Whitecaps/Houston game are invited to enjoy free admission to the Fair before and after the match.”

“In celebration of Empire Field and its proximity to the PNE Fair grounds, we are delighted to offer our fans the opportunity to take in the activities and festivities of the Fair, for free, on August 27,” said Paul Barber, Whitecaps FC chief executive officer.  “Fans will have the opportunity to take in our second to last match at Empire Field as well as visit the Fair at the PNE before and after the match, to make a full day of fun for the entire family.”

Kickoff for the match is scheduled for 4 p.m. PT, with gates opening 60 minutes prior to kickoff at 3 p.m. PT. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster Ticket Centres, online at, or Charge-by-Phone at 1.855.6.GO-CAPS.