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Old August 4th, 2012, 05:39 AM   #561
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still doesnt make sense that they didnt renovate the place BEFORE the Winter Olympics.
There were actually some renovations done prior to the Olympics, just not the big one with the new roof.
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Old August 4th, 2012, 05:43 AM   #562
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I think it was possible to get it done before once they got their act together to do it, but no one had ever done this type of roof replacement before and if there was any issues or dealys they would not have it ready for the Olympics.
Yup. Not enough time, and the costs probably would have ended up even more. I'm not at all disappointed that they waited.
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Old August 4th, 2012, 10:02 AM   #563
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still doesnt make sense that they didnt renovate the place BEFORE the Winter Olympics.
The COC had no intention of doing a major renovation to BC Place for the Olympics. A roof collapse made it obvious that a major renovation was, in fact, needed. The timing of the collapse made such a renovation impossible so it was under taken afterwards.
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Old August 17th, 2012, 08:26 PM   #565
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Tonight at 7 p.m. on Discovery Channel the world will get a look at the massive undertaking to rebuild BC Place stadium. Still a shame the half billion dollar project was not done in time for the 2010 Olympics. The program repeats again 11pm tonight.

http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2012/08/m...overy-channel/

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Old August 20th, 2012, 07:13 AM   #566
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And here's the Discovery Channel documentary on the roof construction...

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Old August 21st, 2012, 03:22 AM   #567
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Gotta say BC Place livens up the Vancouver skyline, the renovated one, much like Rogers Centre in Toronto.
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Old November 26th, 2012, 10:14 PM   #568
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Multi Purpose

I think BC Place works so well as a Multi Purpose facility now, worked great for the Paul McCartney show last night complete with Union Jack lighting on the roof. Over 40,000 were there last night

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Old November 27th, 2012, 02:28 AM   #569
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Here's a video of the animated display of the Union Jack...

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Old November 27th, 2012, 04:00 AM   #570
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On August 12, 1983 a Pacific Coast League record crowd of 41,875 attended a Vancouver Canadian game, following an Old Timers exihibition game.
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BC Place Stadium, in March 2013, has been confirmed as the host venue of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final.
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Old April 12th, 2013, 05:51 PM   #572
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BC Place Stadium, in March 2013, has been confirmed as the host venue of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final.
Everyone except Abby Wambaugh like this choice
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And the rest of the players... ; )
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how could it happened in a newly renovated stadium???? did they somehow missed it???
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how could it happened in a newly renovated stadium???? did they somehow missed it???
Because its an old stadium renovated. They had to work with an existing structure. Those seats were there before the renovation.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 08:47 PM   #577
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The biggest issue was going from a fixed Air Supported Dome to a Retractable roof, they needed to have a compression ring inside the stadium to hold the outside roof masts stable, therefore they unfortunately ended up with these seats. I am told they are sold pretty cheap as an "obs view" seat. Overall BC Place has very few events where all 54,500 seats are sold

I will be intersesting how many tickets are sold for the Canucks vs Senators game rumored to be here March 2, 2014 ???

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Old April 19th, 2013, 06:12 AM   #578
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Actually its pretty common to see seats like that in new stadiums.
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BC Place was confirmed as the venue for the 2014 NHL Heritage Classic in July 2013; the game is to be held on 2 March 2014, and feature the Vancouver Canucks against the Ottawa Senators.

During the NHL Heritage Classic, it is unknown if BC Place (a retractable-roof venue) has the capabilities to keep its roof open during inclement weather (several stadiums of the type explicitly cannot be kept open in such an environment due to drainage concerns). If an NHL Heritage Classic was planned for BC Place, then could we probably see a big ice hockey game like Heritage Classic at the Rogers Skydome in Toronto or maybe Montreal's Stade Olympique? (The latter has a fixed roof.)
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Old February 26th, 2014, 06:29 PM   #580
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Here is some video of the initial set up on the rink for the NHL Heritage Classic

http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/con...&cmpid=nhl-twt

Most outdoor games have has 2 weeks to set up, but because of the BC Place schedule, they have 6 days here
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