Vancouver’s BC Place stadium might be renamed soon.
The Government of British Columbia has given approval to the B.C. Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) to issue a request for proposals (RFP) to select a naming rights sponsor for BC Place Stadium.
The addition of a naming rights sponsor is “an opportunity for PavCo to attract private investment to offset costs related to the facility’s operations. Funding could then be redirected to support other key government priorities,” reads a statement.
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“This naming rights sponsorship opportunity will make more funds available for government to improve the services that British Columbians count on,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.
“We believe this is an excellent time to look for the right corporate partner for this important facility in B.C., and through that sponsorship, generate significant benefit for British Columbians.”
PavCo will manage the process in consultation and with appropriate approvals from government.
About BC Place Stadium
As the largest multipurpose facility of its kind in Western Canada, BC Place provides a venue for sport, entertainment, commerce, cultural and community activity.
It is home to two professional sport franchises: the BC Lions Football Club of the Canadian Football League and Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer.
In just a few weeks, the stadium will host the annual Canada Sevens tournament, which is part of the World Rugby Sevens Series.