Canada’s BC Place stadium renovation to complete this month

8 September 2011 (Last Updated September 8th, 2011 18:30)

The $563m renovation of BC Place stadium in Vancouver, Canada, by BC Pavilion Corporation, is scheduled for completion by 30 September. The new stadium features increased natural light, bigger seats, a large scoreboard, a new playing surface and the largest cable-supported retractable r

The $563m renovation of BC Place stadium in Vancouver, Canada, by BC Pavilion Corporation, is scheduled for completion by 30 September.

The new stadium features increased natural light, bigger seats, a large scoreboard, a new playing surface and the largest cable-supported retractable roof of its kind in the world.

The renovation will replace the air-supported dome, adding louvres that can be opened to allow airflow and windows lining the bowl to let in natural light.

Retractable seating will enable soccer fans to get close to the pitch and a curtain will be used to hide the stadium’s upper seating in order to produce a more intimate feeling at games.