B.C. Lions open upper bowl for home-opener against Edmonton Elks

Photo courtesy: Paul Yates/B.C. Lions

The B.C. Lions have opened the upper bowl at BC Place Stadium for their upcoming home-opener against the Edmonton Elks on Saturday, June 17.

The lower bowl, which seats approximately 25,500 fans, is approaching a sellout. According to the sales chart on Ticketmaster, the front-half of 36 sections on the upper level have been opened for next week, freeing up approximately 5,500 new seats. As such, the game should have capacity of approximately 31,000 unless more tickets are made available.

“It’s been a huge buzz,” said team president Duane Vienneau in a statement. “People are excited. Less than 1,000 tickets remain in the lower bowl.”

The price for upper bowl tickets starts at $25, though fans under the age of 18 can get in for only $10.

The Lions have hired rap icon LL Cool J to perform at the club’s home-opener. The two-time Grammy Award-winner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021. He has also enjoyed an extensive acting career with over 40 film and television credits to his name.

This is the second consecutive year in which the Lions will feature a performance from a major musical artist at their home-opener. In 2022, a crowd of 34,082 attended the home-opener, which included a performance by OneRepublic. It was the largest crowd on-hand for a Lions game in nine years.

LL Cool J is scheduled to take the stage at 6:00 p.m. EDT, with kickoff set for 7:00 p.m.