Empire Field

Empire Field is a temporary outdoor football and soccer stadium built at the former location of Empire Stadium in Vancouver BC. Empire is the home of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League and the Major League Soccer Vancouver Whitecaps between 2010 and early 2011.

Empire Field is a temporary structure, being used during the installation of the retractable roof at BC Place Stadium. Construction on Empire Field commenced on March 15, 2010 and was completed on June 15, 2010.

Empire Field has a capacity of 27,528 for Football.

Empire Field Parking, BC Lions Parking Information and Tips

Getting to Empire Field

TransLink’s ‘Football Special’ shuttle service is the easiest and most efficient way for fans travelling by SkyTrain to arrive safely to Lions games at Empire Field. With a 15-minute approximate travel time, the 60-foot articulated buses safely deliver fans to the game, dropping off at the Hastings Street/Windermere Street stop located directly across the street from the south entrance to Empire Field. Following the game, ‘Football Special’ shuttles will return fans to 29th Avenue Station and Renfrew Station departing from Hastings Street near the south gate. For fans not taking SkyTrain to Lions games at Empire Field, regularly scheduled bus service including the #28 Joyce Station/Phibbs Exchange and the #135 SFU/Burrard Station routes also offer convenient service to the Hastings Street/Windermere Street stop located directly across the street from Empire Field. Lions fans boarding the SkyTrain at King George Station are encouraged to purchase return tickets from TransLink representatives located there on game day. Customers still wishing to pay cash should remember to have the exact coin fare ready when boarding the bus following the game – $ 2.50 for adults, $1.75 for seniors, children and students with a valid GoCard.

Parking at Empire Field

Empire Field is located within a 10-minute walk of more than 1,300 parking spots designated for use during Lions games. The stadium can be conveniently accessed by car from the north, south, east and west directions. While parking for Lions games can be purchased on a season or per-game basis, Lions ticketholders are encouraged to 'go green' and utilize public transportation wherever possible. The PNE offers Lions Season Ticket Holders the opportunity to reserve season parking at one of three convenient parking lots located close to Empire Field. Spots are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Lot 9, Lot 16 and Playland Amphitheatre parking: $270.00 for the season (9 games; excludes Friday, August 27th game during the PNE) - cost is $30.00 per game. Lot 8: $225.00 for the season (9 games; excludes Friday, August 27th game during PNE) - cost is $25.00 per game. For information about disabled parking, call 604.589.ROAR.

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3 Responses

  1. Joe August 12, 2010 at 6:42 pm #

    I used the ‘Football Special’ shuttle to and from Hastings Street near the south gate, goes to the 29th Ave and Renfrew Skytrain stations. It was the best way for me to get to Skytrain, then back downtown after the game.

  2. jim February 25, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    I’m wondering if this same transportation arrangement will be in place for Whitecaps games beginning March 19th, 2011?

  3. Allen July 16, 2011 at 4:32 pm #

    The title of this section is “Parking”, yet there is not one piece of information about parking mentioned.

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