This Sunday marks the first ever WFC2 home match at Thunderbird Stadium. Come be a part of history!
There will be plenty of fun activities happening at the match including live music, autograph signings, and games for everyone. Attendees should be prepared for sunshine, as the forecast is calling for beautiful weather on Sunday.
Here is what you need to know ahead of the WFC2 home opener.
PEDRO MORALES AUTOGRAPH SIGNING
Come early to meet Whitecaps FC captain Pedro Morales! The Chilean maestro will be signing autographs starting at 2:20 p.m. at the North End plaza at Thunderbird Stadium.
Thunderbird Stadium is located on the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus at 6288 Stadium Rd. Stadium Rd. can be accessed from SW Marine Drive or East Mall.
Be sure to arrive early to take part in all of the exciting pre-match activities!
Doors open at 2 p.m. PT and kickoff is at 3 p.m. PT.
There are two gates through which guests can enter Thunderbird Stadium. The Main Gate has access points on either side of the Ticket Centre and North Gate.
All WFC2 tickets are general admission, with designated seating areas that cater to both families (north side) and supporters (south side), with the latter including chanting, cheering, standing, and flag waving.
If you have already purchased tickets, bring them to the match to have them scanned upon entry.
General admission tickets will be available at the gate for $15.
WFC2 home matches will feature a festival-like atmosphere with activities for every type of fan!
Check out local Vancouver band Warless when they perform pre-match beginning at 2 p.m. PT. Warless play a mixture of soul, roots, funk, afrobeat, reggae, pop and fun! Watch from the stands or wander down to the pitch to get a closer view. The band will also perform a short set during half-time.
Whitecaps FC captain Pedro Morales will be signing autographs pre-match from 2:20 - 3:00 p.m. PT and the WFC2 team will be signing autographs after the match as they walk off the field. Spike the mascot will also be on site all afternoon!
Other exciting highlights include:
- Face painting station
- Balloon artists
- Juggling area
- Mini-match area to kick balls around
- Pre-match clinic
- Bubble soccer at half-time
FOOD AND DRINK
A variety of local food trucks will be on site at every WFC2 home match!
This Sunday, try a creative selection of hot dogs at The Dog House; choose from pulled pork, mac & cheese, poutine and short ribs at Hungry Nomad; or try Roaming Bowl for Asian-inspired noodle and rice bowls.
There will also be concession locations with a variety of chips and candy, along with a delicious selection of import and local craft beer. Show your ID to get a wristband for the afternoon.
Food and beverage services will be accessible on field level within the north and south plazas.
Official merchandise will be available for purchase at a tent on the south side of the stands.
Brand new WFC2 scarves and t-shirts will be available for purchase, as well as Whitecaps FC MLS team merchandise.
By Rapid Transit
UBC is easily accessible by the #99 B-Line express bus that travels along the Broadway corridor.
Hop on the #99 B-Line at a designated stop or transfer onto the #99 B-Line after taking any of the following skytrain routes:
- Canada Line to Broadway-City Hall station
- Expo Line/Millennium Line to Broadway station
- Millennium Line to Commercial Drive station
Alternative Bus Routes
#4 (UBC/Downtown), #9 (UBC/Commercial-Broadway), #14 (UBC/Hastings), #25 (UBC/Brentwood Station), #33 (UBC/29th Avenue Station), #41 (UBC/Joyce-Collingwood Station), #44 (UBC/Downtown), #84 (UBC/VCC-Clark Station)
Community Shuttles to UBC Bus Loop
#C18 (UBC/West Mall), #C19 (UBC/Alma), #C20 (UBC/Marine Drive)
Visit the Translink website to check transit routes and bus schedules.
Be sure to leave yourself plenty of travel time! Please note that Thunderbird Stadium is approximately a 23-minute walk from the UBC Bus Loop.
BICYCLE ROUTES AND BICYCLE PARKING
Take the Off-Broadway bike route and then University Boulevard directly to UBC or see the below map for bike route options to UBC.
There are several bicycle racks in the parking lot adjacent to Thunderbird Stadium and throughout UBC campus.
Pay parking is available in multiple lots close to the stadium. Weekend parking is available for $2/hour or a flat rate of $6/day. UBC campus parking information is available here, or you can refer to the map below for lots nearest Thunderbird Stadium.
All stadium entrances are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair seating is located on the south side of the grandstand.
Accessible parking is available directly adjacent to the primary entrance of the facility.
#BellTeamVIP is a contest open to boys and girls U-10 to U-16. Teams can win a VIP WFC2 match experience, courtesy of Bell.
Post a photo of your team, tell us why you love soccer and include the hashtag #BellTeamVIP.
Prize pack includes:
- 25 tickets to a select WFC2 home match
- Pre-match player/coach meet and greet
- Watch the team warm up from pitchside
- Participate in the post-match autograph session
Visit the #BellTeamVIP page for more information.
For more information about WFC2 matches and Thunderbird Stadium, please see our WFC2 spectator guide.
Come and see the next generation of Whitecaps FC stars as USL arrives in Vancouver. With Season Tickets available for as low as $118, WFC2 matches will be a unique and affordable experience for fans, families, students, and supporters. Flex packs are also available to fit your schedule - get seven tickets to use any way you want, to any matches you want. For more information on all WFC2 ticket options, call 604-484-7862 or e-mail email@example.com.