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Why a Whitecaps FC 2 match feels more like a soccer festival

DH Vancouver Staff Apr 19, 2016 6:28 am

Cheering on Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 (WFC2) at Thunderbird Stadium is more than just watching a match, it’s like experiencing a soccer festival.

Perfect for an affordable outing with your friends or family, this professional soccer experience offers food trucks, face-painting, live music, and much more.

Nestled on the edge of the UBC campus, the historic Thunderbird Stadium is the perfect backdrop for a festival of soccer. Fans can experience all of the action, just steps from the touch line, and spectators don’t even need to leave the field to grab a bite. Within record time you can choose between multiple concession options right on field level, along with prematch and halftime live music.

Perfect for the masses, WFC2 matches offer a fun environment for both families and friends. It’s easy to keep kids entertained thanks to the pitch-side mini soccer match, face painting by on-site artists, and even balloon animals. The ‘Caps have also carved out a section in the stands for the blue and white’s most faithful. Full of flag waving, drum banging, cheering, and chanting, you’ll get to see first hand why Whitecaps matches are so often described as the best sporting atmosphere in Vancouver.

Image: Whitecaps FC 2

Image: Whitecaps FC 2

The likes of David Ousted, Pedro Morales, and Kekuta Manneh often come out to cheer on WFC2 players as they battle it out for first team minutes and their first USL title. Canadian stars like Kianz Froese, Sam Adekugbe, and Marco Bustos have seen the pitch with WFC2 along with this year’s starting centre back Tim Parker and internationally experienced striker Robert Earnshaw.

New to 2016, and following the success from last year, WFC2’s season will have a variety of theme days, like Star Wars Night on May 4, Dad’s Day Out for Father’s Day on June 19, and the return of Bark at the ’Bird on June 12. The theme match schedule and ticket information can be found at

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