B.C. Place postpones announcing new stadium name on eve of opening extravaganza between B.C. Lions and Edmonton Eskimos
The revamped B.C. Place Stadium’s new name is being withheld past its long-trumpeted September 30 opening extravaganza featuring a CFL game between the B.C. Lions and the Edmonton Eskimos.
The Friday-night game, which will feature the Canadian national anthem being sung by celebrated chanteuse Sarah McLachlan, will be played in what will “still be called B.C. Place”, according to media person Trevor Pancoust, who contacted the Straight in response to a call on September 29.
Pancoust said the reason the naming announcement was still not forthcoming—even at this late date, after a half-billion dollars' worth of refurbishings, and failing to take advantage of an invaluable barrage of cross-country media attention for the lucky corporate bidder—was because “talks” were still ongoing between interested parties.
He did not provide additional details.
We still like the name “Spiderdome”.