Vancouver FC’s inaugural home match set for May 7

Langley, BC – (January 30, 2023) Vancouver FC’s first home match in club history is set following the announcement of the Canadian Premier League’s 2023 regular season schedule on Monday. 

VFC will host Cavalry FC on Sunday, May 7 at Willoughby Community Park at the Langley Events Centre in the first of 14 home matches to be played in 2023. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. PT. The league’s balanced schedule means Head Coach Afshin Ghotbi’s squad will also play 14 away games, facing each of its seven opponents twice in Langley, B.C. and twice on the road.

“It is a thrill to be able to share a date for our first home match in Vancouver FC’s history, as we continue to work hard behind the scenes to get our club ready to take the field,” said Rob Friend, President, Vancouver FC. “Bringing the Canadian Premier League to Langley is a point of pride for us, as is bringing our stadium, training facility and offices to the community. More soccer-specific infrastructure is key to growing the game at all levels in Canada and we are happy to be adding another piece to that puzzle.”

The full schedule for Vancouver’s 2023 regular season can be found here.

Fans interested in becoming a founding season ticket member can place a deposit here, and will be first in line for season ticket packages and special promotions as they become available.

The 2023 Canadian Premier League season, the fifth season in League history, will be broadcast on dedicated soccer channel OneSoccer, available to all Canadian households through, via Roku, Chromecast and Apple TV devices and with the OneSoccer app for iOS and Android devices. OneSoccer is also available to more than one million Western Canadians as a linear channel on Optik TV (Ch.980), the pay-TV service operated by Telus, one of Canada’s ‘big three’ telecoms companies, as well as on streaming service fuboTV Canada, where it sits alongside a range of other premium sports offerings, including English Premier League and Serie A channels. The 2023 season will also be available to fans abroad through Fox Sports in the United States as well as through other selected broadcasters worldwide and globally through the OneSoccer website and app.

With little more than two and a half months before Vancouver takes the field for its historic first match, the club’s current roster stands at eight players, including Gabriel Bitar, Callum Irving, Kahlill John-Wentworth, Mamadou Kane, Rocco Romeo Elliot Simmons, Marcus Simmons and Nathaniel St. Louis.