The BC Lions announced this morning that the team will play its home preseason game against the Edmonton Eskimos at UBC’s David Sidoo Field at Thunderbird Stadium on Friday, June 19 at 7:00 pm presented by Pepsi.
The venue was selected by the club in order to make way for the FIFA Women's World Cup slated for later in the spring and summer.
“We understand what it means to this city and province to host major sporting events and we've worked closely with all stakeholders to help ensure the success of the Women's World Cup," said Lions president and CEO Dennis Skulsky. "Today however, we're pleased to have both the date and location of our preseason game now finalized. The size and layout of Thunderbird Stadium limits our capacity, but it allows us to offer some exclusive gameday opportunities that will make it a memorable experience for our season ticket holders.”
The Lions will offer season ticketholders first crack at tickets for the Friday night matchup and will be contacting them in coming days with more details. The club will return to their den at BC Place at the conclusion of the FIFA Women’s World Cup to host their home-opener versus the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Friday, July 10 presented by TELUS.
“We are thrilled to host the BC Lions preseason game at UBC Thunderbird Stadium which will deliver an exceptional fan and team experience,” said Blake Nill, head coach, UBC Thunderbird Football. “This event builds on our partnership with the BC Lions, our mutual commitment to developing football excellence and supports UBC's goal to host outstanding sports and entertainment events for the community.”
The BC Lions Training Camp presented by Sun Peaks Resort begins on Sunday, May 31 in Kamloops, BC.