The new, retractable roof above BC Place Stadium is one step closer to completion.

Crews lifted the last of the 36 supporting masts into place Thursday afternoon.

The massive 50-metre high masts each weigh 240 tonnes and will support the new fabric roof of the downtown Vancouver stadium.

The next step in the project includes installing a cable net to anchor the retractable roof -- and officials estimate all the work should be complete by fall.   

 

The $565-million renovation to the stadium will be completed in the fall of 2011, in time for the Grey Cup, which Vancouver is scheduled to stage Nov. 27.