BC Place, Vancouver

BC Place sits at the edge of False Creek and Vancouver's Downtown core. Home to the BC Lions, part of the Canadian Football league, the Dome also supports conventions, trade shows and performances throughout the year. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

BC Place is easily recognizable from many parts of Downtown and the surrounding regions as its large air supported dome is visible throughout the city.





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Sitting on the edge of False Creek in Vancouver, British Columbia is the largest air supported dome in the world. Seating over 60,000 people, BC Place is home to the BC Lions, part of the Canadian Football League and it was also home to the Opening and Closing ceremonies for the 2010 Olympic Games, an honour it has served before for the opening ceremonies for the 1986 World Expo for which it was designed and built. As well as sports, BC Place hosts several annual conventions and trade shows and is the location of the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

Completed in 1983 and built in preparation for the 1986 World Expo, BC Place is one of the most visible landmarks in the city of Vancouver with its large white roof and its location on the edge of False Creek.

With its unmistakable white cloth dome and large circular construction, the site is a popular site for events as well as a large volume of shows and exhibitions such as the Outdoor show and the Car show as a concert venue. BC Place is home to the Vancouver Football team, the Lions and has hosted many Grey Cup Canadian Football League championships.

The stadium style seating allows for over 50,000 fans to be within BC place for any given event, however, it's the unique dome that garners most of the attention as it was the first of its kind in Canada and is the largest air supported cover in the world.

As well, the BC Sports Hall of Fame is located in BC Place near Gate A, Level 300, commemorating figures in sports who have had a lasting impact throughout British Columbia and the world.

BC Place's most important role was to host the Opening and Closing ceremonies for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics - the first indoor venue ever used for the Winter games.

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BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia is the largest air supported dome in the world. This white dome can be seen throughout the city and in 2010 will be inviting the world as it hosts the opening and closing ceremonies for the Winter Olympics.

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