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The revamped and renovated stadium in Vancouver played host to its first event Friday as the B.C. Lions defeated the Edmonton Eskimos 33-24 before 50,000 fans.

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Canadian singer Sarah McLachlan sings the national anthem at the renovated B.C. Place stadium before the B.C. Lions and Edmonton Eskimos CFL football game in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday September 30, 2011.

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The B.C. Lions and Edmonton Eskimos play with the roof open at the renovated B.C. Place stadium during the first half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday September 30, 2011.

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The B.C. Lions and Edmonton Eskimos play with the roof open at the renovated B.C. Place stadium during the first half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday September 30, 2011.

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B.C Lions players take to the field after the roof was opened at the renovated B.C. Place stadium before the Lions and Edmonton Eskimos CFL football game in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday September 30, 2011.

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Canadian singer Sarah McLachlan sings the national anthem at the renovated B.C. Place stadium before the B.C. Lions and Edmonton Eskimos CFL football game in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday September 30, 2011.

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B.C Lions' cheerleaders line the field after the roof was opened at the renovated B.C. Place stadium before the B.C. Lions and Edmonton Eskimos CFL football game in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday September 30, 2011.

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RCMP Const. Adam Carmichael looks on after the roof was opened at the renovated B.C. Place stadium before the B.C. Lions and Edmonton Eskimos CFL football game in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday September 30, 2011.

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British Columbia Premier Christy Clark, left, and B.C. Lions' Angus Reid take part in a ribbon cutting to officially open the renovated B.C. Place stadium before the Lions played the Edmonton Eskimos in a CFL football game in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday September 30, 2011.

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