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BC Place

Project Completed: 2011

Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, BC, the former BC Place was in need of a major renovation following a roof collapse in 2007. This new facility would be the future home of both the BC Lions of the CFL and the Vancouver Whitecaps of MLS as well as home to other concert and trade show events. So a plan was developed to completely renovate the stadium. Centaur was brought in to oversee one of the most important elements of the project—the design, supply and installation of the new artificial turf surface. The surface would need to be suitable for both professional football and professional soccer and also be able to withstand the rigors of an intensive schedule and many non-sporting events such as large concerts and seminars. To accommodate these demands the playing surface would consist of new state-of-the-art artificial turf from manufacturer Polytan, designed to achieve FIFA 2-Star Recommended Status and provide the most ideal playing conditions for both soccer and football. Centaur supplied and installed the Polytan LigaTurf 240 RS+ ACS 70 with BionPro Infill and Poly-Shock Pad Underlayment at BC Place and it opened to exceptional reviews from both players and fans of the two respective teams. The project involved meticulous coordination from our Centaur installation team as very tight deadlines had to be met and multiple aspects of the stadium construction had to completed simultaneously requiring stringent coordination of staff and supplies. The facility is now home to one of the premier artificial turf surfaces in the entire world. In addition to the artificial turf, Centaur supplied a variety of sports equipment for the newly renovated stadium which included soccer goals, football uprights, player benches and referee shelters.


  • Football Uprights
  • Soccer Goals
  • Player Benched
  • Referee Shelters

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