Pacific FC’s home at Westhills Stadium in Langford, BC, will be as visually unique as Vancouver Island.
Located at 1089 Langford Parkway, Westhills Stadium sits on the edge of Vancouver Island’s vast wilderness — which inspired a portion of the club’s crest and identity. Pacific FC promises the rugged-yet-pristine feeling islanders are familiar with.
“It’s in Langford but it’s still in a natural setting,” said Josh Bender, the Executive Vice President, Sales and Business Development. “The setting really incorporates Vancouver Island’s features quite well.”
Pacific FC intends to weave those features throughout the entire building — like the ancient Douglas firs that lay roots along the province’s rocky shores.
“The renovation is going to incorporate materials natural to the island — wood and stone and other elements unique to the area.” Bender expanded. “We are planning to make sure that all fans have great views of the surrounding natural features, too.”
The stadium will increase in capacity from 1500 to 6000 seats, with steep intimate seating and all the extra perks that are required for a professional set up. 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.
“We’re working closely with BC Transit to make sure they have the proper capacity to handle the demand,” Bender said, adding the club could partner with private transportation companies to help carry the load.
Along with getting fans to the gate in an efficient way, Pacific FC is also focused on keeping tickets affordable. The Supporters Section and Family Zone, on the east and west ends, respectively, will be general admission.
The club intends to consult “local supporters groups to involve them early on in the process,” Bender added.