Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Crystal Palace FC at Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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In conjunction with the Vancouver-Guangzhou Friendship Society and Vancouver Chinese Soccer Association, Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced that the club has been invited to play against English Premier League side and FA Cup finalists Crystal Palace FC in the Vancouver International Soccer Challenge. The match will take place at BC Place on Tuesday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m.

“We’re honoured to be invited to take part in the Vancouver International Soccer Challenge against Crystal Palace FC,” said Bob Lenarduzzi, president of Whitecaps FC. “Facing an English Premier League side will provide a great test for our club, and great entertainment for local soccer fans.”

“It’s a trip that I think will be good for the club,” added Alan Pardew, manager of Crystal Palace FC. “As we prepare for our upcoming Premier League season, we had a number of teams that want to play us and we’ve taken this opportunity to go to North America to spread the word of the type of football we play. Our fan base continues to grow in North America and this is a perfect opportunity to reach out to those fans as well as introduce ourselves to many more new fans in the United States and Canada.”

The international friendly is part of the sixth annual Vancouver – Guangzhou Friendship Cities Cup, a friendly match between a Select XI from the Vancouver Chinese Soccer Association and the Guangzhou Super Football Club to celebrate the 31st anniversary of the sister cities relationship between Vancouver and Guangzhou. The Friendship Cities Cup will kick off at 9:00 p.m – immediately following the international friendly.

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“We are delighted to have both Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Crystal Palace FC agree to take part in this international friendly match,” said Mr. Yung Tsz Shuen, president of the Vancouver Chinese Soccer Association. “We hope the home fans will come out and fully support Whitecaps FC, while at the same time they can witness some fantastic skills from players of Crystal Palace such as Zaha, Campbell, Wickham and Jedinak. It is also our aim, through this sister cities relationship, to encourage more people from the local Chinese community to support Whitecaps FC and be more involved in football development in Vancouver.”

This is the 59th all-time international friendly for Whitecaps FC, and the second since joining MLS in 2011. During the club’s inaugural MLS season, Whitecaps FC hosted English side Manchester City FC at Empire Field.

Tickets:

Tickets for the upcoming match can be purchased through Ticketmaster starting at just $30 using the promo code CPSETH. The offer runs until 12:00 noon on match day (July 19th).

 

WE’RE GIVING AWAY A FOUR-PACK OF TICKETS TO THE UPCOMING MATCH BETWEEN THE VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC AND CRYSTAL PALACE FC ON TUESDAY, JULY 19TH AT BC PLACE STADIUM. SIMPLY POST A COMMENT BELOW TELLING US WHY YOU WANT TO SEE THESE TWO TEAMS FACE OFF AND BE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED TO WIN. WE’LL SELECT A WINNER ON FRIDAY, JULY 15TH AND NOTIFY THE WINNER BY EMAIL. GOOD LUCK!
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42 Responses to Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Crystal Palace FC at Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

  1. Erica

    My boys are huge fans and would love to see the teams play live – see all their moves and learn from them.

  2. Jeff

    This is a fantastic opportunity for our kids to see top level football in BC as well as some world class players such as French National Yohan Cabaye !

    Ideally, this support will also open the door for the Palace Ladies to make the trip to Vancouver to play some of our local national and top tier women.

    Let’s go ‘Caps!

  3. Neil

    My friends and I are cash-strapped grad students who would love the chance to see the ‘Caps play (beat?) this solid English team!

  4. Roz

    Would love to take my family to see this international game! I know the ‘Caps will rise to the occasion and make us proud!

  5. Wes

    Great opportunity to take my brother and sister (both love soccer and the whitecaps!) to a fanstatic match!

  6. Jesus

    Because I’m a huge fan of the W’Caps but I’ve never been to their live matches. Let this be the first of many to come!

  7. Barb W

    My hubby loves the Whitecaps!

  8. Michelle

    We used to love watching the Ottawa Fury play back home in Ontario, but haven’t been to a Whitecaps game yet. Would love to check them out!

  9. Kay

    It will be a treat for my hubbie!

  10. Jason

    It would be great to see how the Whitecaps can handle a Premier League team!

  11. Benny

    Because Whitecaps are a great team and Crystal Palace FC would be an amazing challenge to watch.

  12. Gloria

    My husband and daughter and I would love to see a Whitecaps game. I used to play when I was a lot younger and my daughter and husband would love to see a live game.

  13. Donna S

    Once in a lifetime opportunity! The Caps will step up and do us proud!!!

  14. Taigi

    The chance to see an EPL team vs our home team, no other reason is needed.

  15. Amanda

    Would love to see how our boys stack up a European team!

  16. Chris S

    Watching some of our regulars pairing up with some of the up and coming youths prove themselves against a top Premier League would be a dream come true!
    It’s great for the fans, the team and development of Canadian Soccer.

    Whether I win these tickets or not, it’s going to be an amazing time.

  17. Diane K

    Would love to see our team play! Started a new job so would be nice to take some colleagues for some sports bonding!

  18. Jeff

    My favourite player in the entire world is Chung-yong Lee “THE BLUE DRAGON” and I would love to see him play in person!!!

  19. Trevor

    i’m a huge epl fan and after all the 4 am wakeups it would be a nice to see a team live

  20. micky

    I have yet to see a Whitecaps game in person, I have only watched on TV. This would be a great opportunity!

  21. Brett Kuntz

    I’m in town with my brother and two niece… so I would love to take them to there first Vancouver Whitecaps match

  22. Ryan ward

    The last soccer game I saw was with my dad in the swanguard stadium many years ago,would be fun to go to a game again with him

  23. Michelle

    I’d love to take my daughter to her 1st game. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Thanks for the chance to win.

  24. Julia

    We would love to watch a Premier league team play our Whitecaps! It would be such an honor.

  25. Jasmine

    I love the whitecaps and try to go to as many games as possible. Would love to win tickets.

  26. Mat Krentz

    My nephew is a huge WC fan, would be great to go to the game with him and cheer on our team!

  27. Hossein

    I’m a soccer lover but I haven’t had the chance of watching Whitecaps match in the stadium. It can be my first time!

  28. Rodrigo

    I’m a huge Whitecaps fan and would like to be cheering my team on site!!! Would be my first time

  29. Cecile

    Go Vancouver GO!!! Would be great to go as Vancouverian!

  30. maria

    I have never been to a match before. This would be super exciting!

  31. Iurij

    Soccer lover just arrived in Vancouver – met some cool soccer fans in the hostel and would be great to have the chance to see the Whitecaps playing Crystal Palace together with them: we all are on savings at the moment so could be the right chance to start – with more matches to come as soon as we are settled and with some extra $.
    Whatever the outcome of the draw, hope it’s gonna be a great night of sport for all those who will be there.

  32. Robyn

    Would love to take my best friend who has done a lot for me. I want to give back and huge whitecaps fan
    Thanks

  33. Ari

    I’m a huge fan of the Whitecaps and this would be a wonderful treat!

  34. Haley

    Because I saw the Whitecaps win last night and would love to see them take on an international team!

  35. Jeanne

    Love to see Whitecaps play an international team

  36. Harper Bauer

    Never been! And would be a pretty cool first match to see :)

  37. Kris

    My dad is a huge fan! I’d love to take him to the game.

  38. Daniel Leung

    Would be awesome to watch an international team play live

  39. Rod

    My 4 years old son deserves to watch great soccer at his first live game! Go caps!

  40. JesseK

    Would love to go to the game, take my hubby for our anniversary

  41. Michelle

    Any ‘Caps game you go to has an incredible atmosphere, and it’ll be awesome to see how facing an English Premier League team can change the crowd and the whole experience! Would love to be there to feel it all.

  42. Rebecca

    Caps are an Amazing Team and What a Great opportunity to see 2 dynamic Teams face off and I would love to Be apart Of Some good English Football Cheering ,#GocapsGO and support My Home Team WhitecapsFC ..