VANCOUVER, BC – Whitecaps FC will play their first-ever Canada Day match at BC Place. It will be a celebration of Canada and soccer when the high-scoring ’Caps host Western Conference side Colorado Rapids on Sunday, July 1 at 4 p.m. PT.
Tickets for the July 1 match, as well as a Canada Day special, which features two tickets and a Canada Day scarf for $90, are available online at whitecapsfc.com/tickets.
Club partners BC Place, Chevron, and Tim Hortons are donating 500 tickets and Canada Day scarves to new Canadians who will receive their citizenship at BC Place prior to the match, as well as to kids participating in a free clinic.
WEAR RED & WHITE
All fans are encouraged to wear red and white as Whitecaps FC keepers will be dressed in red and the outfield players will be in the all-white Rain Kit. Fans are also encouraged to bring their Canadian flags to the match (4’ x 8’ or smaller are permitted without pre-approval). Anyone with a flag must enter through Gate G. Find more information on visual displays HERE.
‘Caps Kickoff will open at 2:30 p.m. PT on Terry Fox Plaza, with food and beverage specials at the BC Place Patio. Fans are invited to stop by the Bell Box for Canada Day face painting, and to donate their soccer boots to match day community partners Hope and Health who will be holding a boot drive.
Inside the stadium, a special Canada Day cake will be offered to fans at the Ford Family Zone on a first come, first serve basis.
CELEBRATING THE WORLD CUP IN CANADA
In celebration of Canada’s successful bid to co-host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, members from Canada’s 1986 FIFA World Cup team will be attending the match and recognized to the crowd at BC Place. Learn more about Whitecaps FC alumni who have represented their country in the World Cup at whitecapsfc.com/worldcup.
As part of the Canada Day festivities at BC Place, 60 immigrants will officially become Canadian citizens with Carol-Ann Hart as the presiding judge, while club legends Bob Lenarduzzi and Carl Valentine will be special guest speakers. The citizenship ceremony will take place at BC Place earlier in the day, with the new Canadians staying to enjoy the match.
Prior to the match, Whitecaps FC academy and camp coaches will host a free one-hour clinic from 1 to 2 p.m. for players from 6 to 11 years old. Space is limited. To secure a spot, contact the Whitecaps FC sales team at 604.669.9283 x 2218.
CANADA-THEMED MATCH PROGRAM
Make sure to pick up a Canada-themed match program when entering the stadium, including a poster of Whitecaps FC and Canadian national team midfielder Alphonso Davies.
SPECIALS ON CANADIAN THEMED SNACKS AND DRINKS
Fans will be treated to specials on traditional Canadian-themed food and beverages including: $3 OFF the Double-Smoked Canadian Bacon BLT, $2 OFF Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs, $3 OFF Canadian Bacon Grilled Cheese, $3 OFF Original Canadian Poutine, plus many more during the Earlybird Special: 3pm-3.30pm inside BC Place.