Own a Piece of BC Place and Vancouver History

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

BC Place’s iconic roof has been deflated in exchange for a massive cable-supported cloth retractable roof that will forever change the Vancouver skyline. Even though the marshmallow-like roof is no longer being used, you can now purchase a slice in support of the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

BC Place controlled delfation - 11:00AM
Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

Video credit: Colin K on Flickr

The Hall of Fame, which was a resident of the stadium since 1992, has been displaced during the construction so they are selling pieces of the old BC Place roof to help raise funds for their own renovations.

I have put together a list of some of the major events that were held at BC Place over the years, under the Teflon-coated fiberglass roof:

  • 1983 – The BC Lions play their first game at BC Place
  • 1983 – The Whitecaps play their first game at BC Place
  • 1984 – Pope John Paul II’s “Celebration of Life” tour
  • 1986 – Prince Charles and Princess Diana opened Expo86
  • 1998 – NFL exhibition game (Seahawks vs 49ers)
  • 2010 – The opening and closing ceremonies of the Vancouver Winter Olympics and Paralympics
  • 1983, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1994, 1999, and 2005 Grey Cup games
  • It was also home to annual events such as the RV and Boat shows, was a post-Sun Run meeting place, and hosted concerts from Pink Floyd to U2.

    The Hall of Fame will supply the dome-shaped roof piece framed in a shadowbox surrounded by historic sporting images. They will also include a commemorative plaque on the front and a card on the back with the history of BC Place and details pertaining to the roof.

    There are only 999 pieces available in this format and it looks like they’re going for about $295. For information about ordering (including delivery options) you can visit their eStore.

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    1. JennyTuesday, September 21st, 2010 — 10:25am PDT

      My first real job was at BC Place. I remember watching NKOTB there when I was 12 and Pink Floyd when I was older. Lions games, the indoor sprink break midway and countless Ski/Board shows. So many memories.

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