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Vancouver Whitecaps pay tribute to Peter Beardsley making history 34 years ago today

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Peter Beardsley created history on 20 June 1983 and Vancouver Whitecaps have been paying tribute.

On this day exactly 34 years ago, the future Newcastle and England magician was star man as the Whitecaps beat  Seattle Sounders.

This was the first ever sporting event to happen at BC Place, the newly opened venue with an air-supported roof, the largest of its kind in the world at that time.

Vancouver Whitecaps  won 2-1 in front of a crowd of 60,342 thanks to two goals from Peter Beardsley.

Six months after this game, Peter Beardsley was transferred to Newcastle United for around £150,000.

Arthur Cox creating an attacking trio of Keegan, Waddle and Beardsley, the rest is history…


BC Place is a multi-purpose stadium located at the north side of False Creek, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

It is owned and operated by the BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo), a crown corporation of the province.

It is currently the home of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL), Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer (MLS) and the annual Canada Sevens (part of the World Rugby Sevens Series) as well as the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

The stadium also served as the main stadium for the 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Paralympics which Vancouver hosted.

Following the 2010 Winter Olympics, BC Place was closed for 16 months, replacing the inflatable roof with a retractable roof supported by cables. Once construction was completed, the stadium’s new roof was also the largest of its type in the world.


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