There will be plenty of empty seats for the upcoming B.A. Soccer game against the Montreal Impact.article The B.R.C., which is now home to the New England Revolution, Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps, announced Thursday that they will play the match at BC Place Stadium, the home of the Vancouver Whitecap Football Club.
The team will be the first B.F.L. team to play in Vancouver since the Vancouver Canucks moved to the city in 2012.
Vancouver has been a major soccer-loving destination for B.B. King fans since the franchise was founded in 1967.
The stadium has been in the planning stages for some time, with B.L.’s former president, Tom Wilkinson, pushing for a new stadium for the franchise.
The stadium would feature a retractable roof, and would be built with public funds and the help of private investment.
It would be owned by a consortium of investors including The Banc of Vancouver, the B.K.G. Group, and Vancouver-based investment company AEG Group.AEG is owned by billionaire Mark Cuban.
Wilkinson has long expressed a desire to see a soccer-specific stadium in B.D.C.’s capital, which was home to both soccer and rugby clubs for more than a century.
Wilkinson had hoped that a soccer stadium would be constructed near the Vancouver airport, and the new soccer stadium plan would have been in place for years before the Banc came to the table.
“We’re very excited to be able to bring a Major League Soccer team to B.G.,” Wilkinson said in a statement.
“This will be a big step for the soccer community in Banc.
This stadium will allow us to bring our fans into the downtown core and give B.P. a place to play soccer in a venue that’s also a great place to watch a match.”
The stadium will be owned and operated by the BANC, which will be able use the proceeds from the event to help improve the area.
Wilkinson said the Banchimas plan to contribute $1 million toward the project.
“We look forward to working with the Bancers and all the stakeholders to get this soccer stadium built,” Wilkinson said.
“The Banc is committed to creating a world-class soccer-focused destination for Vancouverites, and we’re looking forward to making the city of Vancouver proud of its soccer heritage and reputation.”