Empire Stadium in Vancouver, BC

Meta
  • Succeeded by: Empire Field
  • Stadium Type: Open Air Stadium
  • Surface Type: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Lighting: Floodlights
  • Capacity: 30,229
Numbers
  • Opened: Jan. 1, 1954
  • Age: 66¬†years, 8¬†months
  • Total Games: 321
  • Total Attendance: 7,806,746 (316 games)
  • All-Time Attendance Avg: 24,704.89
  • Regular Season Sellouts: 27
  • Hosted Grey Cup: 7 times
  • Hosted All-Star Game: 2 times
Attendance Records
  • Coordinates: 49.282595079139774, -123.03324937820435
Firsts and Lasts
FirstLast
GameAug. 11, 1954
MTL 22 @ BC 0
Sept. 10, 2011
TOR 6 @ BC 28
Regular GameAug. 28, 1954
WPG 8 @ BC 6
Sept. 10, 2011
TOR 6 @ BC 28
Playoff GameOct. 31, 1959
EDM 20 @ BC 8
Nov. 12, 1977
WPG 32 @ BC 33
Grey CupNov. 26, 1955
MTL 19 vs EDM 34
Nov. 24, 1974
MTL 20 vs EDM 7
YearChangeSurfaceCapacity
2010 Temporary seating Granulated Rubber Filled Artificial Turf (FieldTurf-like) 27,500
1974 Reduction Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like) 30,229
1970 Artificial turf Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like) 32,375
1954 Opened 1954 Natural Grass 32,375
GPWLTOTGOTLPFPA
Preseason
BC Lions 56 2924 30 01,116 1,106
Regular Season
BC Lions 232 105113 140 04,452 4,413
Playoffs
BC Lions 6 33 00 0128 94
Total
BC Lions 294 137140 170 05,696 5,613

Grey Cup Record as Host Stadium

GPWLTOTGOTLPFPA
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1 10 00 035 28
Calgary Stampeders 1 10 00 014 11
Montreal Alouettes 1 10 00 020 7
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1 10 00 029 14
Ottawa Rough Riders 2 11 00 030 35
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 2 11 00 049 45
Edmonton Eskimos 3 12 00 047 55
Toronto Argonauts 1 01 00 011 14
BC Lions 1 01 00 010 21
GPWLTOTGOTLPFPA
Preseason
Edmonton Eskimos 9 63 00 0201 161
Toronto Argonauts 9 54 00 0200 217
Calgary Stampeders 6 33 00 085 87
Ottawa Rough Riders 7 33 10 0189 154
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 7 34 00 0117 117
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4 13 00 077 87
Saskatchewan Roughriders 7 16 00 0111 187
Montreal Alouettes 4 02 20 068 76
Total 53 2228 30 01,048 1,086
Regular Season
Edmonton Eskimos 46 2716 30 0885 754
Saskatchewan Roughriders 46 2618 20 0903 886
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 46 2620 00 0942 841
Calgary Stampeders 46 1925 20 0877 888
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 12 45 30 0250 269
Ottawa Rough Riders 12 46 20 0211 244
Toronto Argonauts 12 47 10 0205 311
Montreal Alouettes 11 37 10 0124 227
Montreal Concordes 1 01 00 016 32
Total 232 113105 140 04,413 4,452
Playoffs
Edmonton Eskimos 11 00 00 208
Calgary Stampeders 21 10 00 2843
Saskatchewan Roughriders 21 10 00 1444
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 10 10 00 3233
Total 6 33 00 094 128