In Pictures: B.C. Place renos two-thirds complete: PavCo

The renovations at B.C. Place stadium are in the final third, according to PavCo.

The renovations at B.C. Place stadium are in the final third, according to PavCo.

David Podmore, the corporation's CEO, invited ministers Ida Chong and Mary MacNeil and students from King George Secondary on a tour of the under-construction venue Wednesday and updated media on the progress.

"We're doing very well on the budget and we're two-thirds of the way through," Podmore said. "Today, all of the masts have been installed and now we're installing the cable nets. Shortly we'll have all of those installed and can move on to the ribs that support the fabric."

The last order of business will be to install the actual retractable roof, install the turf field and put new floors into the building.

Podmore said he doesn't envision the renovations to go over their $563-million budget.

Heavy winds meant that crane operations and heavy lifting were halted Wednesday, but Podmore insisted the stadium can withstand any weather once the project is complete.

"The building is designed for Vancouver weather conditions," he said.
The stadium is scheduled to re-open with a B.C. Lions game Sept. 30.