Over the last year the city’s been watching as our iconic stadium, BC Place, has been getting a makeover. With marshmallow top deflated and a new retractable cloth roof being installed, it will change the way we watch live sport in Vancouver. Your chance to check out the renovated stadium will come July 31st as they host a free public open house of BC Place.
When Sunday, July 31, 2011 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Where Enter through the West Entrance (adjacent to Expo Blvd near Smithe)
In an online poll I conducted in January of this year, 55% of my readers said they were excited about the new look (while the other 45% weren’t). Visitors will be able to walk onto a section of the floor at BC Place as workers continue to install the retractable roof, seats, and other interior upgrades.
“People see a lot of the exterior changes as they pass by BC Place, but there’s just as many changes inside,” said David Podmore, Chair of PavCo. “In fact, BC Place looks and feels like a new building. So, we’re inviting the community to bring their cameras and take a look inside as we continue our work and head towards our first event, the BC Lions home game on September 30.”
BC Place will also host the 2011 Grey Cup Festival and championship game in November.
Update Here’s a video in case you missed the open house: