Premier John Horgan has given soccer fans a glimmer of hope that there might be FIFA World Cup games played in British Columbia when the world-class tournament comes to North America in 2026.
During an interview on Donnie and Dhali The Team on CHEK TV, Premier Horgan said that Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Art, Culture, and Sport, was currently working on the bid to get games scheduled in Vancouver.
British Columbia initially bowed out of hosting any FIFA games during the 2026 World Cup back in 2018, but had a reinvigorated interest in 2021 after Montreal dropped out of being a host city.
“This is not 2018, we’re going into a period where we need to use our spectacular facilities,” Horgan said during the interview, outlining that BC Place — the province’s largest stadium — has virtually sat empty for the past two years since the start of the pandemic.
BC Place — the province’s largest stadium — has virtually sat empty for the past two years since the start of the pandemic.
Other than BC Lions and Whitecaps games (which it did have this year), what else ever goes on in there? The odd big trade show and the even more rare super-concert (U2, Stones).
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 07 February 2022 - 04:01 PM.