Ensuring the City of Vancouver was poised for success with the massive crowds arriving for each match day was monumental. Working with all groups on logistics and planning, the City was able to create pathways for pre-match parades, host the most successful FIFA Fan Zone in the history of any Women's World Cup and also support the Local Organizing Committee on their journey to massive sell out crowds day after day.
All of Vancouver’s FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ matches took place in BC Place Stadium. BC Place is British Columbia’s largest sports and events facility, and Canada’s premier soccer stadium. Over the years, BC Place has hosted an incredible range of high profile events including the ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Today, BC Place is the home of Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the Canadian Football League’s BC Lions, and the BC Sports Hall of Fame.
That event hosting experience was instrumental in ensuring the world's most popular sport was well-represented. BC Place offered an immeasurable fan experience and was able to accommodate massive excited crowds. Records for attendance were broken as 54,027 spectators took in the Canada vs. England quarter-final match at BC Place in Vancouver, the biggest attendance for any national team event in the history of Canada at the time.