The province of BC has uploaded a video to YouTube to update us on the construction / renovation of BC Place stadium. We thought we’d share it with our readers. You can see what a massive project it is, and just how many renovations are happening inside the stadium. It pretty much looks like a new stadium,under construction.
Many Lions fans will have great memories of BC Place Stadium, and some will rejince that they have watched their last game under the dome. Whatever your feelings, the Vancouver skyline and watching BC Lions entered a new era this morning when the dome was deflated for the last time, making way for a new retractable roof to be completed in 2011.
Vancouver blogger VanCity Allie of VancityAllie.com took this great time lapse video and agreed to let us share it with BCLionsDen.ca readers. Follow her on Twitter @vancityallie and check out her great blog.
Here is another great video done by Devo4969 and uploaded to YouTube:
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It sounds like the roof on BC Place will be deflated either this week or the next according to an article by Lowell Ullrich of the Vancouver Province on April 25th.
For the past several weeks, six account reps have been contacting season-ticket holders about moving a seat indoors to a corresponding chair outside. So far so good, according to the club. The biggest problem came when the Lions had to juggle the guest list after discovering the contractor, Nussli Special Events Ltd., could only build a replay scoreboard on the north side of the new facility. A Nussli spokesman did not respond to an interview request.
Only a handful of season-seat holders rejected the great outdoors and will wait for the club to return downtown sometime next year. Roof renovations at B.C. Place Stadium are set to begin in earnest next week with the controlled deflation of the existing cover which prompted the reported $468 million makeover.
The article also discusses the difficulties and logistics of relocating season ticket holders to the new, temporary home of the Lions.
CFL.ca also paid a visit to Vancouver on the weekend, and has some nice video and photos from the construction site, which you can check out:
I don’t know about you Lions fans, but I’m getting pretty excited about this season!