SPECTATOR SPORTS: (For adrenaline Activities see my Outdoor Activities Section)
Vancouver's NHL Ice Hockey Team
is called the Vancouver Canucks. They play at Rogers Place Stadium.
The season runs from October to May or June.
Vancouver's CFL Football team
is called the BC Lions. They play at BC Place Stadium. (Empire Field in 2010 while BC Place gets a new roof) The season
runs from May to November. CFL Football is similar to NFL
Football in the US. The field size is larger and there are some
rule differences. The term Football is a bit of a misnomer, since
the sport has less to do with the feet than it does with running
with the ball. Real Football is called Soccer in North America
and is not the popular pastime it is in most of the rest of the
Vancouver's NBA Basketball has
now moved to Memphis, due to lack of interest.
There are also the Vancouver WhiteCaps Soccer
(called Football in the rest of world) team. They play at
BC Place and are moving to a new stadium to be constructed on the Vancpouver waterfront.
Vancouver has 2 domed Sport Stadiums, BC Place
and Rogers Place. BC Place is designed for Football and Baseball, GM
Place is designed for Ice Hockey and Basketball. They are next to
one another and located near Stadium Skytrain Station. A new stadium for soccer, close to waterfront Skytrain station, is in the works.