Match Day Information

Match Day Information

BC Place

Located at 777 Pacific Blvd, the Whitecaps play at the newly renovated BC Place stadium.  It can hold around 60 000 spectators, but is usually restricted to 21 000 for Whitecaps matches.  On clear days, the retractable roof is opened, bringing in sunlight and fresh air.  Getting to the stadium is an easy walk from downtown, and if you are taking public transit, the Stadium Skytrain station is only two blocks away.

Visiting Supporters Section & Tifo

Visiting supporters will be housed in Section 218/219, in the NE corner of the stadium.  Your seats are typically situated in the higher rows, away from the pitch. While tickets are available from Ticketmaster, all visiting supporters groups should contact either Christine Dunsworth (cdunsworth@whitecapsfc.com) or Jamieson Brooks (jbrooks@whitecapsfc.com) to obtain tickets in the designated away supporters section.

The Southsiders are located in sections 248-254, so we strongly urge away supporters to avoid these sections, as well as those in 201-204, which is also designated as a home supporters section.

If you have any questions concerning Tifo, flags, banners, musical instruments and pyrotechnics, we suggest you review the Whitecaps official spectators guide, and then email Shaina Walker (swalker@whitecapsfc.com) with specific inquiries.

Should you need to visit the Whitecaps office, it is located in Gastown, in a building called The Landing (375 Water Street).  It is located one block from the Waterfront Skytrain station, virtually next door to the Steamworks Brewing Company.

Game Day Pints

The Southsiders meet at Doolins and Roxy Burger (our all-ages venue) on match days. We would like to extend an invitation to you and your fellow supporters to join us for a pint or two, either before or after the match.  If you plan on joining us, please email Wendy Turnbull (events@vancouversouthsiders.ca) so that we can plan accordingly.

If hanging out with our crowd isn’t your thing pre-match, we recommend the following two pubs, which can cater to groups of varying sizes:

Red Card Sports Bar + Eatery: 560 Smithe Street

St. Regis Bar and Grill: 608 Dunsmuir Street

Reserve/Youth Matches and Practices:

Generally all Whitecaps Practices as well as Reserve, PDL and U16/18 matches are open to
the public and free.   They are played around town at the following locations:

Swangard Stadium: Swangard was home to the Vancouver 86ers and Vancouver Whitecaps from 1987 until we joined MLS in 2011. It is located in Central Park, Burnaby, which is at the corner of Kingsway and Boundary Road.  Many Whitecaps FC reserve and PDL matches are still held here. If you are driving, Kingsway is your best option as there is a parking lot just east of the stadium that is only accessible going Eastbound. You can also take Boundary Rd. and park just south of the stadium in another lot there. Swangard is also extremely easy to get to via transit. Simply take either an Expo or Millennium Line Skytrain from Downtown (Waterfront, Burrard, Granville or Expo Station), get off at Patterson Station and make the 10 minute walk west to the Stadium.

SFU: Simon Fraser University is located on top of Burnaby Mountain. The Whitecaps often hold practices and U16/U18 matches up there at Field 4 which is open to the public.  If you’re driving from downtown, SFU is easy to get to by taking Hastings St to the foot of the Mountain and then following the signs to Burnaby Mountain Parkway.  If on transit your best bet is to catch the 135 Bus. This is an express bus between Burrard Station and SFU, which also has stops every couple blocks downtown on Hastings St.  Alternatively you can catch the Millennium Line Skytrain to Production Way Station and then catch the 145 Bus up the hill.  Be warned that there is only one pub up at SFU and its hours are limited.

Burnaby Lakes:  The Bill Copeland Sports Centre/Burnaby Lakes facility has a number of fields and indoor training facilities that are located on both sides of Kensington Ave. All practices and matches held outside are open to the public but indoor sessions normally are not. To drive here we suggest either taking Highway 1 (Trans-Canada Highway) and taking the Kensington exit or taking the Lougheed Hwy and taking the Kensington exit.  If you are taking transit you can catch a Millennium Line Skytrain to Sperling station and then walk south over the massive foot bridge to the facilities.  We recommend that if you have never been here before that you arrive early to find the correct field. It is advised to start with the westernmost fields.

UBC:  The University of British Columbia is located in the extreme west of Vancouver and hosts a number of Reserve/PDL/U18/U16 matches. Normally these matches are played on the smaller fields in the Thunderbird Park area and NOT at Thunderbird Stadium. If driving, the preferable way is to take 16th which runs west of Granville St and take it all the way to the University. If taking transit you can either take the 12 bus which runs down Granville St or catch the UBC B-Line Bus which runs along Broadway between UBC and Broadway/Commercial Skytrain Station.  If you’re coming from the Canada Line Train you can get off at Broadway-City Centre and get onto this bus.