The Vancouver Southsiders is the oldest organized supporters group in Canada. We are committed to being the loudest and proudest supporters of Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
Founded in 1999, the Southsiders were originally a small group of strangers drawn together by their love of the Vancouver 86ers, as the Whitecaps were then known. The group established themselves on the south bleachers of Swangard Stadium, conveniently near both the beer garden and (in the second half, anyways) the opposition goaltender.
The Southside Experience
The Southside now encompasses a large chunk of the southeast corner (sections 249-254) of BC Place stadium. While this is the heart of the Southside, and the loudest part of the stadium, many of our members choose to sit elsewhere. We are open to fans of any age, asking only that if you choose to be a Southsider, you do your best to support the Whitecaps on the field. The Southsiders stand and sing for the entire match, encouraging the home side and making life difficult for the opposition.
The March To The Match
On most match days, the Southsiders get started well before kickoff. Our home pub is the Blarney Stone. After the pre-game beverages are consumed, the Southsiders will gather outside and walk to the stadium by the hundreds. This year, there will be a new route for the Vancouver Southsiders March to the Match, departing from Victory Square at Hamilton and West Pender.