Soccer Stadium Update

Been a few weeks since our last look at stadium building, addition and renovation around Major League Soccer.  We’ll start in Vancouver, where renovations continue at BC Place, with an expected Fall 2011 re-opening.  Until then, the Whitecaps will continue to play their games at Empire Field, a 20k seat venue. The new BC Place will have a retractable roof that can open and close in 20 minutes minutes.  The stadium will also feature movable loge boxes that will bring fans of the Whitecaps directly down to the field level.   The stadium will also have a four sided HD television that will be visible from every seat. Vancouver webcams are here.  The first BC Place game will be Canadian Football and the soccer opener will be versus Portland.

Speaking of Portland, the Timbers have announced that they will add an additional series of seats for their last two home games in 2011.  The new configuration will add 1,200 seats in the Timbers army and additional seats in certain reserved sections.  The additional capacity will allow the team to seat 20,323 for matches against Houston and New England. With more than 3,000 fans on the season ticket waiting list, and a string of sellouts, the new capacity will allow some of the fans who have yet to experience a game at the stadium the opportunity to test drive the live experience.

Finally, Houston continues to march towards a projected stadium opening in 2012.  For a great status on the construction process, click here. For the always popular virtual venue, click here.  The stadium is expected to seat 21k.

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  1. BC Place stadium construction is almost finished and because of that they killed those live webcams.

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