Thought anyone coming to Vancouver coming for Grey Cup might enjoy reading this review of the new BC Place.
It's a fairly accurate account of what to expect. I take issue though with 2 things he wrote:
"On one side, you have the central part of downtown, with Robson Street leading right down to the Terry Fox Monument at Gate A. On the other side, there are old boarded up hotels and bars in a sketchy area." Not sure what he's talking about here. Yes, the downtown eastside is urban blight at its worst, but Rogers Centre is much closer to it than BC Place. You'd have a good 10 minute walk from BC Place to hit it. To me, BCP is ideally located: within walking distance of two rapid transit hubs and at the foot of the chic Robson Street.
"A negative for me are the Felions “dance team? performances every quarter. They’re wearing practically nothing and can’t do their moves in unison. The drunk guys are thoroughly entertained, but it just makes me roll my eyes." This may be the first "complaint" I've read against the lovely Felions. I think they work really hard and perform well (in...ummm...tight skirts and high-heeled boots). It was a little unfair.