Empire Stadium in Vancouver, BC

Attributes
  • 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: 68¬†years, 11¬†months
  • Total Games: 321
  • Total Attendance: 7,836,527 (317 games)
  • All-Time Attendance Avg: 24,720.91
  • Regular Season Sellouts: 27
  • Regular Season Announced Sellouts: 39
  • 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
GP W L T OTG OTL PF PA
Preseason
BC Lions 26 16 9 1 0 0 558 578
Regular Season
BC Lions 232 105 113 14 0 0 4,452 4,413
Playoffs
BC Lions 6 3 3 0 0 0 128 94
Total
BC Lions 264 124 125 15 0 0 5,138 5,085

Grey Cup Record as Host Stadium

GP W L T OTG OTL PF PA
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1 1 0 0 0 0 35 28
Calgary Stampeders 1 1 0 0 0 0 14 11
Montreal Alouettes 1 1 0 0 0 0 20 7
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1 1 0 0 0 0 29 14
Ottawa RedBlacks 2 1 1 0 0 0 30 35
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 2 1 1 0 0 0 49 45
Edmonton Elks 3 1 2 0 0 0 47 55
Toronto Argonauts 1 0 1 0 0 0 11 14
BC Lions 1 0 1 0 0 0 10 21
GP W L T OTG OTL PF PA
Preseason
Edmonton Elks 7 4 3 0 0 0 152 129
Toronto Argonauts 3 2 1 0 0 0 81 67
Ottawa RedBlacks 3 1 1 1 0 0 98 81
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 2 1 1 0 0 0 46 36
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4 1 3 0 0 0 77 87
Montreal Alouettes 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 15
Saskatchewan Roughriders 3 0 3 0 0 0 74 92
Calgary Stampeders 3 0 3 0 0 0 41 51
Total 26 9 16 1 0 0 578 558
Regular Season
Edmonton Elks 46 27 16 3 0 0 885 754
Saskatchewan Roughriders 46 26 18 2 0 0 903 886
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 46 26 20 0 0 0 942 841
Calgary Stampeders 46 19 25 2 0 0 877 888
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 12 4 5 3 0 0 250 269
Ottawa RedBlacks 12 4 6 2 0 0 211 244
Toronto Argonauts 12 4 7 1 0 0 205 311
Montreal Alouettes 12 3 8 1 0 0 140 259
Total 232 113 105 14 0 0 4,413 4,452
Playoffs
Edmonton Elks 11 0 0 0 0 20 8
Calgary Stampeders 21 1 0 0 0 28 43
Saskatchewan Roughriders 21 1 0 0 0 14 44
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 10 1 0 0 0 32 33
Total 6 3 3 0 0 0 94 128