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It is owned and operated by the BC Pavilion Corporation (Pav Co), a crown corporation of the province.
Accepting an invitation by the Province of British Columbia, their Royal Highnesses Prince Charles and Princess Diana made themselves available to take part in the opening ceremonies.
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BC Place was built as part of the preparations for the 1986 World's Fair, Expo 86.
Upon its completion in 1983, the stadium was the world's largest air-supported domed stadium until May 4, 2010 when it was deflated for the last time in preparation for the erection of its new retractable roof, designed by structural engineers Geiger Berger Associates.
Its original air-supported design was similar to the Hubert H.