Tue, Dec 5th 7pm
Canada to face Australia as Christine Sinclair takes international bow at BC Place
Book a suite for the match by contacting our sales team at LMacKay@bcpavco.com.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
EARLY ARRIVAL: All gates (except for Gates B & F) open at 5:30 pm. Kickoff is at 7 pm. Ask for the shortest line upon arrival and have tickets downloaded and ready to scan prior to entry.
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Please be advised of the north side travel lane closure along Expo Blvd. Parking & street access by car may be limited as there are several events happening in the stadium district that evening. Please plan accordingly.
BAG POLICY: Guests are encouraged not to bring bags. Visit bcplace.com/bag-policy and bcplace.com/prohibited-items to find out what's permitted.
DRESS ACCORDINGLY: BC Place is an open-air stadium whether the roof is open or closed. Guests may expect seasonal temperatures in-stadium and are encouraged to dress accordingly.
THANK YOU SINC: For one special evening, BC Place is renamed to Christine Sinclair Place to honour the Canadian soccer legend and her impact on our community. Check out the special Northern Lights Display, the photo murals on Level 2 (221 & 249), and the following feature items on the menu:
- Pork Carnitas Tacos at Beast Unleashed (210) and Boom Kitchen (230): Christine's favourite
- Golden Sushi at Snack Shack (212): Commemorating her gold medal at Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics
- Canadian maple glazed Korean fried chicken at Seoul Food (206)
- Walking Taco at Beast on Fire (217 and 237): Commemorating her spot on the Canada's Walk of Fame
- 185 Cookie at Goal 185 (235): Celebrating her all-time international record of 185 goals, set on January 29, 2020
SENSORY INCLUSIVE VENUE: Sensory kits available until supplies last at Guest Services on Level 1 (103), Level 2 (234), Level 3 Concierge (307), and Level 4 (446). Guests may also request access to the BC Place Sensory Room at Guest Services on Level 2 (234).
Canada will line up against Australia for a two-match series in British Columbia this December as captain Christine Sinclair heads home for the last international series of her remarkable career. The two matches will mark the final farewell for the Canadian soccer icon as Canada returns to Langford’s Starlight Stadium on Vancouver Island and Vancouver’s BC Place on the mainland.
- READ: BC Place to rename as 'Christine Sinclair Place' for soccer legend's final international match for Canada
The first match, presented by Visa, is Friday 1 December in Langford (19.30 PT / 22.30 ET) which is just next to the provincial capital of Victoria on Vancouver Island. The second match, presented by CIBC, is Tuesday 5 December in Vancouver (19.00 PT / 22.00 ET), which just neighbours Sinclair’s hometown of Burnaby, British Columbia. Tickets sales to both matches will be available through a pre-sale window starting Wednesday 25 October and the public on-sale window starting Monday 30 October through CanadaSoccer.com.
The two international matches will provide a crucial opportunity for both sides to prepare for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, with Canada already qualified and Australia opening their qualification series in October 2023 followed by a potential AFC Olympic Play-In Series next February 2024. Canada recently beat Jamaica in a two-match Concacaf Olympic Play-In Series in September and will have a pair of matches against Brazil in Montréal and Halifax this 28 and 31 October. Australia are coming off their best-ever, fourth-place finish at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 and now have three qualification matches scheduled from 26 October to 1 November.
British Columbia has hosted some amazing international moments in the past, most recently a two-match series with Nigeria at BC Place and Starlight Stadium in April 2022 as part of a Celebration Tour to honour Canada’s Olympic champions. In that series, Canada officially celebrated Christine Sinclair’s all-time international goalscoring record in front of her family, friends and supporters with a Friday night win at BC Place. Jessie Fleming and Vanessa Gilles were the goalscorers while goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé took her final international bow. Three nights later, Sinclair scored early in the second half and then Shelina Zadorsky scored the late equaliser as Canada came from behind for a 2:2 draw on Vancouver Island.
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team have an all-time international record of 13 wins, three draws and four losses in British Columbia, which includes FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 2002, Olympic Qualifiers in 2012 and Canada’s record-setting home FIFA World Cup in 2015.
Against Australia, Canada will have a score to settle after they were eliminated by the FIFA World Cup hosts in the group phase on 31 July in the most recent meeting between the two nations. The Australians were 4:0 winners on the day in the group finale at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium. Just last year, Canada were the double winners for a two-match series in Brisbane and Sydney, Australia. Adriana Leon scored the 1:0 winner in the first match on 3 September as well as both goals in a come-from-behind 2:1 win three days later on 6 September.
Tickets to the 1 December match at Langford’s Starlight Stadium and 5 December match at BC Place will launch with presale windows starting Wednesday 25 October followed by a public on-sale date of Monday 30 October via CanadaSoccer.com.
The advance presale windows will commence as follows:
25 October : CanadaRED+GOLD and CanadaRED+WHITE members (staggered timing)
26 October : All CanadaRED members
27 October : Visa cardholders
As the official payment services sponsor of Canada Soccer, Visa is offering cardholders an opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the public on-sale date. As Canada Soccer’s preferred payment provider, Visa will be the only payment method accepted during the Visa presale.
Additional ticket information will be available shortly via canadasoccer.com.
VOYAGEURS CANADIAN SUPPORTERS GROUP
The Voyageurs Canadian Supporters Group has been allocated dedicated sections in both stadiums for the two-match series. For more information on securing tickets with the Voyageurs Canadian Supporters please visit www.thevoyageurs.org. Please note that persistent standing will be permitted in these sections.
Becoming a CanadaRED member is the best way for Canadian supporters to ensure an inside track on fan promotions, advance access to National Team home matches, and the latest information on Canada Soccer activity. Visit canadasoccer.com for more information on the CanadaRED fan membership program and register to become official member of Canada’s growing soccer movement.
Both matches will air live and exclusively on OneSoccer, available on the fuboTV Canada platform, as a linear channel on Telus’s Optik TV (Channel 980), as well as online at OneSoccer.ca and through the OneSoccer app, with the Friday evening match starting at 22.30 ET / 19.30 PT and the Tuesday night match starting at 22.00 ET / 19.00 PT. Fans will find extended coverage across Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube featuring the hashtag #CANWNT.