Whitecaps Cup Final Will Raise Funds For Next League1 BC Cup Entrants
In a fantastic move to help neighbouring clubs of smaller statures, the Vancouver Whitecaps are setting aside one dollar from every cup final ticket sold and allocating that money to future League1 BC hosting clubs in the Canadian Championship and the Women’s Inter-Provincial Championship, too.
Given that last year saw 24,307 fans take in the trophy-winning final at BC Place, that’s quite a significant financial package being set aside for grassroots football in the province.
“We all saw the incredible experience that TSS Rovers had hosting at Swangard Stadium this year. We want to see more of these moments in our province and we could not be more proud to provide this support to help make this a reality.”
With League1 BC launching last season, this was the first year that fledgling team had a club represented in the tournament. The TSS Rovers make history by beating professional visitors Valour FC in the preliminary round, but fell to Pacific FC in a tight quarter-final match.
Hosting the first match cost the fan-owned club no small amount of money, but the club was able to secure enough funding to host the momentous occasion.
Vancouver Isle-based side Pacific FC had already stepped up to the plate when it came to helping League1 BC clubs in the competition, with the club allocating $5 for each away ticket in the quarter-final to go right back to the L1BC side.
The Whitecaps are embarking on a similar initiative, granting League1 BC fans the opportunity to allocate $5 from their cup final ticket to their for their own respective club through a unique group link.
The Vancouver Whitecaps will host the Canadian Championship Final on Wednesday, June 7, welcoming CF Montreal in an all-MLS clash.
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