Oh dear! The Sky is Falling! The Sky is Falling!
..oh, wait. Nope, that’s just water falling through the new roof at BC Place.
Stadium general manager Howard Crosley said a leak before the game sent eight workers onto the roof and several other leaks sprang up during the football contest.
“We did a number of temporary seals to get us to opening day, but there is still some more work to be done up there,” Crosley said. “It’s a welding process between two pieces of … fibreglass.
“Weather permitting, we hope to have that work completed in the next two weeks.”
Other than that, the renovated stadium is functioning normally, Crosley said, and only minor touchups will be needed from now on.
As for why 20 per cent of the concession workers didn’t show up for the stadium’s inaugural game last weekend, Crosley said some employees showed up for the one day of training and then decided they did not want the job.
More than 120 new employees have since been hired to fill the need, he said.