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Best Sports Venues in Vancouver

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BC Place

Home of the BC Lions, this massive, multi-purpose stadium was the host of the 2010 Olympics and Paralympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. At the time of its construction in 1983, BC Place featured the world's largest air-supported dome. Following the 2010 Olympics, the stadium underwent renovations, opening 16 months later with a new retractable roof. Once more, the grand stadium garnered accolades from architects the world over for its magnanimous design and innovative features. The stadium's roof remains the largest of its kind in the world. Besides the BC Lions, the arena also hosts the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, and has been the venue of choice for numerous prestigious events, including the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The BC Sports Hall of Fame is a popular attraction at the site, a mecca of sorts for local sports fans. Concerts and other major events are also hosted here.

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Rogers Arena

Locally also known as "The Cable Box" and "The Phone Booth", Rogers Arena is downtown's modern entertainment complex. The arena boasts the latest technology and great lines of sight from all seats. It is also home to the NHL's Vancouver Canucks. There are family restaurants, cappuccino bars, Mexican burrito stands, pizza parlors, popcorn and pop kiosks and a beer garden. For fine dining, there's the Club Lounge, the five-star BC Club and the Spirit Club Tap and Grill. It is also a premium venue for sports and entertainment in Vancouver.

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Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium

Affectionately known as 'the Nat,' Nat Bailey Stadium is home the minor league baseball team the Vancouver Canadians. It was built in 1951 and today it can seat 5,132 fans. The stadium features one of the few remaining manual scoreboards, lending an air of nostalgia to the beloved sport.

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Pacific Coliseum

With a seating capacity of over 15,000 this stadium is the place to see the latest events in sports and music. The Pacific Coliseum is the largest building at the PNE Grounds where you can see the Vancouver Giants score in hockey or the University of Golden Bear and Pandas play basketball. The Pacific Coliseum also features concerts, ice shows, trade shows and other electrifying spectacles. Watch from spectacular seating while you enjoy a hot dog from one of their many food stands. This venue is easily accessible by car or public transportation. For the 2010 Olympic Games, this venue was host for figure skating and short track speed skating.

Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Hastings Racecourse

Located on the PNE Grounds, this long-standing racecourse overlooks the North Shore Mountains and the city's busy port harbor. It has year-round live and simulcast thoroughbred racing and a variety of restaurants, lounges and grandstands for avid and newbie racing fans. The racecourse has been a Vancouver institution for decades. For a meal, choose between Jerome's Sports Bar or the Terrace; which has a view of the home stretch.

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