Description: Renovation of stadium to support MLS Soccer Team: Vancouver Whitecaps Owner: BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) Client: Vancouver Whitecaps Architect: Stantec CM/GC: Phase I: Dominion Construction
Phase II: PCL Westcoast Constructors, Inc
Project Cost: $514,000,000Status: Phase I Completed - February 2010
Phase II Completed - September 2011


ICON Venue Group was hired by the Vancouver Whitecaps as the team representative to ensure that the BC Place modernization would be completed in compliance with team requirements and MLS facility standards. The renovations of BC Place occured in two phases. Phase I, completed prior to the Winter 2010 Olympic games, consisted primarily of the redevelopment of all common spaces, concessions, washrooms, exterior plazas, media facilities, dressing rooms and general public areas in addition to a comprehensive refurbishment of all suites, and the establishment of a club seat area. Phase two of the renovation plan included the installation of a state-of-the-art retractable roof and additional soccer-specific renovations including on-field seating, a secondary roof, end zone curtain, premium seating, turf upgrade, retractable seating, ribbon boards, and a center hung scoreboard.


Tim Romani, Principal-in-Charge
Charlie Thornton, Project Executive


  • Planning for stadium feasibility for MLS
  • Design review to ensure MLS compliance
  • Construction oversight to ensure MLS compliance

Throughout design and construction, the ICON Venue Group team made sure that the overall BC Place renovation was compliant with MLS league standards and helped us devise innovative ways to create a unique and engaging soccer experience for players and fans.

Rachel Lewis

Chief Operating Officer, Vancouver Whitecaps

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