July 5,2014(ISN) – Get ready to cheer on your boys in Blue and White as they take on the Rave Green for the second time this year on home soil! Come out to BC Place early to catch all the excitement before the match.
Budweiser – Match Night Sponsor
Enjoy musical entertainment and grub at the Whitecaps FC Pre-Match Patio Party and BBQ at ‘Caps Kickoff on Terry Fox Plaza from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.! Entry into the patio area is 19+ and is open to all fans with a ticket to the match. Please note this is a weather-dependent event.
‘Caps fans can also join Budweiser’s FIFA World Cup Quarter-finals Party earlier in the day at Doolin’s Pub on Granville Street from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. before the match. Whitecaps FC captain Jay DeMerit will be making an appearance at 11:30 a.m. to give some insight into both matches!
Bell Fan Zone
Be sure to visit the Bell Fan Zone from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for your chance to meet and receive an autograph from a Whitecaps FC player. While you are at the Bell Fan Zone, you can also show off your Whitecaps FC pride by getting your face painted, colouring your own unique Whitecaps FC scarf, and scoring goals against the opposition as your favourite Whitecaps FC players in EA SPORTS FIFA 14.
Come out to ‘Caps Kickoff from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Terry Fox Plaza and get excited about the match. ‘Caps fans of all ages are invited show their support for the Blue and White at this fun community event.
Be sure to visit Bell Media at ‘Caps Kickoff, as TEAM Radio will be broadcasting their pre-match show live on Terry Fox Plaza. The Beat 94.5 and 103.5 QM/FM will also be at ‘Caps Kickoff, and fans can enter to win Whitecaps FC merchandise.
To get your ‘Caps spirit going, the Comic Soccer players featuring Sammy Soccer on stilts will be roaming the grounds at ‘Caps Kickoff to deliver laughs for Whitecaps FC fans.
BMO Kicking Cage
The BMO Kicking Cage, which Whitecaps FC fans can find at ‘Caps Kickoff on Terry Fox Plaza, offers the chance for you to measure your speed and accuracy and see how you compare against your favourite ‘Caps players. Be sure to sign up for a BMO MasterCard while you are visiting the BMO booth to experience the Power of Blue.
Kia Selfie Contest
Check out the Kia tent at ‘Caps Kickoff, where the Kia team will be on hand helping fans enter their Selfie Contest. Take a selfie with custom the Whitecaps FC 2014 Kia Sorento for a chance to win Vancouver Whitecaps FC merchandise!
Don’t forget to stop by the adidas booth, which is located at ‘Caps Kickoff, to catch a sneak peak of the latest releases in soccer apparel and merchandise.
BMO Power of Blue
Win access to exclusive match experiences such as the BMO Official Coin Toss, the BMO Move of the Match and the Post-Match Kick by using your BMO MasterCard or debit card at the BMO Power of Blue line at Gate A at BC Place.
Sounder Dunk Tank
Join the rivalry by attempting to knock a Seattle Sounder into cold water! Proceeds from the dunk tank will benefit Special Olympics BC.
Steve Nash Fitness Club
Visit the Steve Nash Fitness Club tent at ‘Caps Kickoff for free sunglasses and some Whitecaps FC merchandise. Be sure to participate in the “Fitness Challenge” for your chance to win free gym passes.
Zipcar will be hosting a Throw-In Challenge at ‘Caps Kickoff. Come out and show that you’ve got the know-how for proper throw-ins, and receive prizes!
Rolaids will be distributing 7,000 sample-sized trial packs of their antacids at Gates A, B, C and H after the match.
‘Caps in the Community Match Day Partner – Special Olympics BC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC is proud to partner with Special Olympics BC. Their mission is to provide individuals with intellectual disabilities opportunities to enrich their lives and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences. After thirty-four years, they are providing year-round, high-quality sports programs and competitions for more than 4,300 athletes in 55 communities around the province, with the vital assistance of more than 3,300 trained, dedicated volunteers.
At the match, members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg in support of the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games will be in attendance. The team is composed of 25 law enforcement members from across Canada and two Special Olympics athlete from B.C. and Alberta.
From July 5 through July 8, these dedicated law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes are weaving their way throughout the Lower Mainland carrying the “Flame of Hope” on their way to the Opening Ceremonies for the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games on July 8 at the University of British Columbia.
This will be the first National Games in B.C. since 1990 and this team is working hard to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Games. Keep an eye out for them in your community, come out to watch great Special Olympics athletes in action at the Games from July 8 to July 12.
Whitecaps FC Merchandise
Enjoy browsing through a wide selection of authentic Whitecaps FC jerseys, T-shirts, scarves and other apparel at various ‘Caps merchandise locations throughout BC Place. At the match, ‘Caps fans will have the opportunity to round up their merchandise purchases to the nearest dollar with proceeds benefiting the ‘Caps community match-day partner. The merchandise roundup proceeds this Wednesday will go towards our community partner, Special Olympics BC.
Budweiser Man of the Match
Whitecaps FC fans can now select the Budweiser Man of the Match live during the match. After the 70th minute, visit whitecapsfc.com/MOTM to vote for the ‘Caps player who you think has earned the honour of being the Budweiser Man of the Match.
Riding your bike to the match? Visit the Bike Valet at Gate F, a complementary bike parking facility for ‘Caps fans.