VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Friday that regular season capacity at BC Place will be expanded to 22,120. The club also announced that three matches in 2016 will be opened up to 25,000 capacity – April 2 against LA Galaxy, October 2 versus Seattle Sounders FC, and the regular season finale against Portland Timbers on October 23.
Entering 2016, Whitecaps FC have had their highest year-over-year increase in season ticket memberships, bringing the total to 15,500. In 2015 the club had 14,000 season ticket members, an increase from 13,000 in 2014.
- 15,500 season ticket members (13,000 in 2014 and 14,000 in 2015)
- Expanded regular season capacity of 22,120 (up from 21,000 between 2011 to 2015)
- 25,000 capacity for three matches: April 2 vs. LA, October 2 vs. Seattle, October 23 vs. Portland
“Interest in our club continues to increase as we enter our sixth season in Major League Soccer,” said Whitecaps FC Chief Operating Officer Rachel Lewis. “Our season ticket base has seen steady growth for the last three seasons and we are thrilled to now be in a position to expand our regular season capacity and open additional seating for three of our marquee matches.”
Last season Whitecaps FC set new club records for average attendance at 20,915 and sell-outs with 12, including 27,837 fans at the club’s first MLS Cup playoff match at BC Place.
On the field, the ‘Caps finished with their most wins (16), highest point total (53), and their best MLS regular season finish at second in the Western Conference and third in the overall standings.
The Blue and White open their 2016 MLS season this coming Sunday, March 6 at 2:30 p.m. PT against Canadian rivals Montreal Impact at BC Place. Tickets remain available at ticketmaster.ca/whitecapsfc.