The Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games
BC Place Stadium
The Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the Opening Ceremony for the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games will be held in BC Place Stadium in downtown Vancouver . This will also be the venue for nightly Victory Ceremonies presentations.
BC Place Stadium covers four hectares and has the largest air-supported stadium roof in North America . The enclosed venue offers many advantages in addition to protection from winter weather, including an unprecedented opportunity to stretch the boundaries of Ceremonies’ spectacle using state of the art lighting, projection, sound and special effects technology.
BC Place Stadium will receive general upgrades, including accessibility enhancements. Preliminary venue preparation will take place starting in August 2009 with cable installation and related activities scheduled around existing building uses.
Whistler Celebration Site
In addition to Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium, nightly Victory Ceremony presentations for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games will be held at an outdoor celebration site created in the Whistler Village .
The Whistler celebration site will be a temporary venue with a capacity of 8,000, designed specifically to provide athletes, residents and visitors in the mountain community with the opportunity to recognize the achievements of each day’s medal winners.