Pride Night

Whitecaps FC to celebrate Pride Night at Saturday’s match at BC Place

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC will take to the BC Place pitch donning rainbow-crested kits as they host the club’s annual Pride Night on Saturday, July 28 when they face Minnesota United FC.

Whitecaps FC are collaborating with the Vancouver Pride Society, as well as other local LGBTQ organizations in the event.

The ‘Caps Pride Night kits, which fans may purchase at the match, are one of the evening’s features as the club celebrates inclusion and diversity. Other Pride-themed Whitecaps FC merchandise are also available ahead of the match at the Official Gastown Store (375 Water Street, Vancouver, BC).

Saturday’s fixture is the second Whitecaps FC home match in a span of four days. The ‘Caps take on Montreal Impact at BC Place on Wednesday, July 25 for the decisive leg of their Canadian Championship semifinal series. Kickoff for both matches in this week’s homestand is at 7 p.m.

PROUD & LOUD

Fans are encouraged to take active part in the celebration by turning the BC Place seating section into a rainbow. Multi-coloured ‘Caps signs will be placed in each seat for fans to raise proud and loud during the full in-stadium visual display activation.

Athletes representing Canada in the upcoming Paris 2018 Gay Games will also be in attendance.

PRIDE ‘CAPS KICKOFF

Pre-match festivities will take place at ‘Caps Kickoff on Terry Fox Plaza from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., hosted by the stylish and humourous Conni Smudge, along with ‘Caps mascot Spike. Arrive early to see some skating skills from the Terminal City Roller Girls and Vancouver Skate Squad, check out a Drag Queen Lip Syncing, win a Unity jersey at a dance-off, and enjoy early bird specials at the b(qu)eer garden.

Fans are also encouraged to join the supporters in their March to the Match, which leaves Victory Square at 5:45 p.m.

For more information, visit whitecapsfc.com/pride.