The revitalization of BC Place has achieved international recognition by being awarded “Project of the Year” at the international Stadium Business Awards recently in Turin, Italy.
The Stadium Business Awards recognize achievements in the stadium industry across the globe in 18 categories. The “Project of The Year” award is presented to an expansion, modernization or major capital enhancement of an existing sporting venue that has delivered on all its project goals and more.
The new BC Place, designed by Stantec Architecture’s team in Vancouver, was selected from a shortlist of five stadium projects nominated in the ‘Project of the Year’ category, including the Metricon Stadium redevelopment in Australia, and three separate projects from Britain, including renovations at Old Trafford, home to Manchester United Football Club.
“We’re pleased that the thousands of people who worked hard to create the new BC Place are receiving the recognition they deserve,” said Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Minister Pat Bell. “Being selected for this award from a list of high calibre finalists from around the world underlines the fact that BC Place has been transformed into one of the world’s top venues, and is worthy of worldwide acknowledgement for it.”
“Stantec is proud to have brought our expertise to the BC Place revitalization and this international award is testament to the hard work that went into it,” said Laurenz Kosichek, project architect at Stantec in Vancouver. “This recognition further elevates the reputation of BC Place within our province and across the globe.”
“Congratulations to everyone who reached the podium,” added Ian Nuttall, founder of The Stadium Business Awards. “Winners included our industry’s leaders, achievers and stand-out venues, who should all be immensely proud of their achievements.”
About TheStadiumBusiness Awards
Now in their third year and held annually alongside TheStadiumBusiness Summit, TheStadiumBusiness Awards recognise leadership, innovation and achievement in the delivery, operation and management of sports facilities globally. The awards are organised by Xperiology; creators of TheStadiumBusiness Summit conference and suppliers of stadium management training, consultancy and advisory services to the sports and entertainment sector. For more information please visit: www.stadiumbusinessawards.com.
About BC Place
BC Place is the largest sports, exhibition and entertainment venue of its kind in British Columbia, hosting the province’s most notable events including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. An all-new BC Place reopened in September 2011 after completing a major revitalization that included the installation of the largest cable-supported retractable roof of its kind in the world. Today, BC Place is home to Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the BC Lions Football Club and the BC Sports Hall of Fame. BC Place is an important generator of economic activity in British Columbia, hosting world-class entertainment events, professional and amateur sport, community gatherings and exhibitions. For more information, please visit www.bcplace.com.