‘Caps set to celebrate Fan Appreciation Night, honour Jay DeMerit

(ISN) – VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Friday that Saturday’s crucial final MLS regular season match against Colorado Rapids is sold out. This marks the 11th Whitecaps FC sell-out of the season at BC Place, a new club record since joining MLS in 2011. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. PT at BC Place


“This has been another season of continued growth for our club, and with that we’ve had our best year of ticket sales at BC Place,” said Rachel Lewis, Whitecaps FC chief operating officer. “It’s been a tremendously exciting season and we look forward to yet another electric atmosphere on Saturday as we honour Jay DeMerit, look to clinch a playoff spot, and thank our fans for their exceptional support.”

The situation is clear for Whitecaps FC heading into Saturday’s match: win and they’re in the playoffs. However, as illustrated below, Vancouver can also qualify depending on Portland’s result earlier in the day against FC Dallas (kickoff at 5:30 p.m. PT).
If Portland beat FC Dallas, Whitecaps FC need a win to qualify.
If Portland draw with FC Dallas, Whitecaps FC need a draw to qualify.
If Portland lose to FC Dallas, Whitecaps FC will automatically qualify regardless of their result against Colorado.
Should Whitecaps FC clinch the fifth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference, they would play in the Knockout Round (fourth vs. fifth) on the road against either Real Salt Lake or FC Dallas on Wednesday, October 29. If Whitecaps FC were to win the Knockout Round match, they would host Seattle Sounders FC or LA Galaxy in the first leg of the Western Conference semifinal (first vs. fourth/fifth) on either Saturday, November 1 or Sunday, November 2 at BC Place.

Saturday will also mark Fan Appreciation Night at BC Place. Prior to the match, former Whitecaps FC captain and first ever MLS signing Jay DeMerit will be honoured in a pre-match retirement ceremony. Full list of activations below:
Jay DeMerit retirement ceremony
Cascadia Cup trophy presentation
First 7,000 fans will receive a Whitecaps FC toque upon entry
35% off merchandise (50% off for Season Ticket Holders), while supplies last
Collector’s cup for $5
In-match prize giveaways such as EA SPORTS FIFA 15 video games and Sport Chek gift cards
Whitecaps FC halftime prize cannon
Halftime Kia contest
Whitecaps FC jerseys off the back after the match
Post-match prizes thrown to crowd by players
Loyalty Program rewards
Vancouver Southsiders fancy dress night