Get ready to cheer on your home team when the Canadian Premier League kicks off next year!
Vancouver Island’s only professional soccer team, Pacific Football Club, is about to launch a physical storefront location where fans can connect with team ownership, grab some sick merch, and season tickets to all of their matches.
Whether you’ve followed European football for years and have been waiting for soccer fever to take over the island, or have heard your friends talking about Pacific FC and want to find out what the hype is all about, the team’s first event is the place to be next week.
At their grand opening party on Friday, November 30th, guests will be greeted by the team’s owners, staff, assistant coach James Merriman, and fresh popcorn and cider to boot.
Season ticket details and other information about the team will be readily available at the event, and – possibly the coolest bit – Pacific FC will be dropping their new merchandise line for fans to sport!
The team’s headquarters will henceforth be located at 665 Fort Street in the heart of downtown Victoria, and home games will be hosted at Westhills Stadium, which will soon be able to seat 6,500 people.
Initially, the Langford Parkway side will become a VIP zone with modular loge and corporate suites, while the two ends will be terraced. The current main stand will also undergo a major renovation. Eventually, the stadium will transition from temporary modular, to a more permanent design.
Pacific FC’s crest a tribute to what makes the Island home
The logo, which was revealed back in July, features a colour palette that is soft on the eyes and inspired by the club’s namesake—the Pacific Ocean.
Starfish purple is the primary colour in the logo, influenced by the starfish of the region.
Lagoon blue is, of course inspired, by the vast ocean surrounding us, and plays a backdrop to a Douglas Fir rising upward. The Douglas Fir is split into chunks, with the shape on the right-hand side depicting a rough outline of Vancouver Island.
The final colour is lighthouse white – an ode to the numerous lighthouses that scatter the coast of the Island. The trident at the bottom of the emblem is representative of the mythological creatures that harness their power and control over the ocean.
Pacific FC is hosting soccer workshops in 20 island communities in the lead up to the team’s inaugural season in April 2019, as a part of their ‘For the Isle’ outreach campaign.
The team is led by BC natives and Canadian soccer legends, Josh Simpson and Rob Friend.
Prizes on prizes
In case you needed more convincing to check out this new force that will represent Vancouver Island on the pitch, Pacific FC is giving away a plethora of prizes to people who attend their grand opening party.
The first 25 people who come through the doors automatically get a free Pacific FC cap. Everyone else can enter their names on site to win one of the following prizes:
- First place: four tickets to the home opener
- Second place: two hoodies
- Third place: two hats and two scarves
And if you get your season seat deposit to secure your spot in line by 6 p.m. that day, you will automatically be entered to win season passes for two – value up to $750 per seat! Click here to make your deposit.
That’s not all, islanders: to help you get hyped up, we’re giving away a Pacific FC merchandise prize pack – including a scarf, two long-sleeve t-shirts, a hat, and a whole lot of stickers – to one lucky winner.
For a chance to WIN a Pacific Football Club prize pack – including a scarf, two long-sleeve t-shirts, a logo hat, and stickers – follow the steps below:
- LIKE Pacific FC on Facebook and comment below to let us know (1 entry)
- FOLLOW Pacific Football Club on Instagram and comment below to let us know (1 entry)
- SHARE this post on Facebook or Twitter and comment below to let us know (1 entry)
Contest closes on Wednesday, November 28th. Good luck!
- When: Friday, November 30th, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
- Where: 665 Fort St