Bill Copeland Sports Centre

Book this venue for tournaments, events, concerts and meetings

This 2,000-seat, centrally located venue has exceptional acoustics, lighting and sound systems. Bill Copeland is perfect for large sporting events, concerts, live music, dance performances, including conventions, trade shows, conferences and seminars.

To book a birthday party at Bill Copeland, please visit our birthday parties page.


  • 6,782 sq. m space (73,000 sq. ft.)
  • Computer projector, screen, podium
  • Wifi, flip charts, TV monitor



Arena floor 1,579.3 sq. m (expandable up to 1,997.4 sq. m)
Maximum capacity 3,500
Permanent seating 1,984
Ceiling height 13.4 m (44 ft)
Floor load limit Floor to beams
7.63 m (25 ft) Floor to score clock

Meeting and reception rooms

Room Room capacity seated Theatre style capacity* Square metre
Upper lobby 250 450 353 (3,800 sq. ft.)
Lakeview room 35 40

84 (900 sq. ft.)

Conference room 12 n/a 22 (235 sq. ft.)
Activity room 30 35 56 (600 sq. ft.)
Burnaby Lake meeting room 10 n/a 21 (225 sq. ft.)

*Theatre style means rows of seats. Seated means tables with chairs.

Concession and catering

If you need food for your tournament or event, we offer convenient on-site catering:

  • three individual concession outlets
  • CITY - Burnaby Food Service to provide a full catering service
  • permission to serve alcoholic beverages when needed

Liability insurance

When you rent space in our City facilities, you must carry a commercial general liability insurance. For an additional fee, our allotment clerk can arrange liability insurance for you–or you can provide your own proof of liability insurance, provided it meets City of Burnaby requirements.

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