New Era Begins TomorrowJune 8, 2010 at 3:26 am | Posted in Vancouver Whitecaps, Whitecaps New Uniform and Logo, Whitecaps Season 2010 | Leave a comment
When I came back to this province from Ontario in 1997, I began to go to the odd 86ers game. Eventually I became a season ticket holder and a Southsider after I found the main grandstand at Swangard to be too far from the action. Back in those days I dreamed of a return of the Vancouver Whitecaps. When the Whitecaps returned, I dreamed of a step up to the MLS. It is amazing how far we have come. It is quite shock as a matter of fact. In football terms it is a bit like landing a man on the moon!
I am a bit nervous about the rebranding of the club, being a traditionalist. I hope they don’t commit a crime with the uniform and the logo. I am praying for the blue band across the chest for the home outfit and the white band across the chest away. I hope the new look is informed by the 1979 Whitecaps uniform, the uniform which brought the club so many fantastic memories and a place in our hearts.
The next step will be ticket allocation… What’s it going to cost? After getting the best deal in town for so many years in terms of entertainment value, a bit of sticker shock is coming. It will be a bit like selling your house in Prince George and buying in Vancouver!
All in the name of football progress from division 2 to Major League Soccer. Like all such change, something special will be lost and it will take a while to get used to what we wished for.