On September 18, 1984 Pope John Paul II addressed an over-capacity crowd for "A Celebration of Life".
An independent report indicated that an accidental rapid pressurization combined with lightly gusting wind and a location of previously undetected damage caused the tear.
On May 16, 2008, it was announced that over 0 million in major renovations would be carried out on BC Place Stadium. The first phase involved upgrades to seating, washrooms, concessions, and luxury suites, as well as the reinforcement of the existing ring beam at the top of the building and was completed in October 2009, in time for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
It was one of the most heavily attended events in the stadium.
The Pope's Celebration of Life was followed a few months later by the Canadian Pacific Billy Graham Crusade, which drew similar numbers each night.
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