Vancouver Temp Stadium Under Works

Vancouver Temp Stadium Under Works

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 30, 2010
  • 7 Comments
  • MLS Vancouver, Vancouver Whitecaps

A bit of Canadian news to kickoff a rather ugly looking Friday here in Dallas (overcast and muggy for those who care). The news from up north tell us that the temporary venue for the Vancouver Whitecaps next year is under construction and coming along very nicely.

The facility will open in June with a Canadian Football League game starting things off. The Whitecaps of course won’t be using it until they enter Major League Soccer next spring.

The Empire Stadium will seat 27,000 fans, not bad for a temporary venue. The Whitecaps will play in the venue until BC Place is finished with its renovations. Nothing about the stadium will really impress fans as most of the usual amenities won’t be included. Interesting part is that the venue will cost $14 million.

I hate saying it but it has to be a kick in the gut to fans in D.C. or even San Jose to a lesser extent to see a new club have a temporary venue like this and then move into a renovated stadium like BC Place when they’re struggling to get a stadium deal of their own going.

  • It's all so cheap because it's the Luny. We all know Canadian money is just monopoly money, they invent values and figures in that strange place to the north.

  • deltox

    they are breaking ground today….and its ready in june…..this thing will be ready in 2 months???

  • deltox

    actually the USD and the CAD are worth the same right now

  • its a basic venue with barely anything to it (no luxury boxes, etc.), so yeah it will be ready from what they are saying in June.

  • footy

    LOL you should do your home work before you run down the Canadian dollar as its pretty close to par with with the American dollar. In fact by July the Canadian dollar will most likely be worth more. Canadian banking good American banks very bad LOL

  • I know, I was kidding

  • I know, I was kidding