A closer look at the new retractable-roof project at B.C. Place reveals a second roof installed midlevel that cuts the Canadian Football League stadium in half for Major League Soccer.

The Vancouver Whitecaps will move to the stadium in 2011, when they move up to MLS, and the team wanted to find a way to transform a 55,000-seat facility into a smaller one appropriate for soccer crowds. The team hired ICON Venue Group to help find a solution.

ICON, working together with PavCo, the stadium’s public landlord, and architects and engineers tied to the new retractable roof now under construction, came up with the idea of a second roof to hide the upper deck from soccer fans sitting in the lower bowl as well as shield them from the elements.

(For the full article, please read a copy of the May 31 – June 4, 2010 issue of Sports Business Journal)

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