BC Place Construction Update

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

BC Place was deflated last May in order to start construction on the new soft retractable dome.

down to 20 feet above the floor level I hear
Photo credit: Bev Davies on Flickr

This morning members of the media were given the chance to check in on the progress that is being made at the topless stadium.

BC Place Stadium construction update
Photo © BC Place

The cranes are in place to get the centre cap hoisted – that is where the scoreboard will hang, suspended from cables at the centre of the ring. In the spring of 2011 the roof support cables will be tensioned and they will begin to install the fabric rings that will expand and contract to open and close the roof.

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Construction will be complete in 2011 and until that time, the BC Lions will be playing at Empire Field. The BC Lions will then host the Grey Cup on their new home turf under the open air dome of BC Place in November 2011.

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  1. Macauly HumphreysThursday, August 5th, 2010 — 3:07pm PDT

    No matter how impressive this looks I for one will never be impressed because no single roof for no single building can be worth over $500,000,000.

    Really, I’m not even going to bring up all the areas where this money would be better spent, that’s beside the point. Half a billion dollars on a retractable roof is a waste of money no matter how you cut it.

    Yes, I know the old roof needed replacing. Does not justify this waste.

  2. HeatherMonday, August 9th, 2010 — 12:47am PDT

    Wow, whoever plans an open-roof event here in November doesn’t know much about our weather.

  3. JohnMonday, August 9th, 2010 — 3:16pm PDT

    The roof can be closed in Nov if it rains “retractable means exactally that”!

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