I find it hard to compare to other CFL stadiums, most built in another era. Haven't been to BC Place since it was rebuilt.
Location is brutal. Worse than poor.
Hard to rate concessions and everything like that because several aren't running yet and staff couldn't get there to run the ones that were going at full capacity, plus it was the first event. Looks like all the options are there, but they need to work on organization (order, pickup, queues).
Lower concourse couldn't handle a crowd roughly 5000 under capacity. Poor. Imagine when 10000 temp seats are added on top of the endzone seats for a Grey Cup.
Many obstructed seats (including handicapped sections). Poor.
Press box fiasco. Poor.
Bowl design that works well for hockey and NFL stadiums around a Canadian field resulting in thousands of poor views from the endzone and corners. This is a creature of the budget in that a horseshoe (like Canad Inns) with 80% coverage would have required much more steel and concrete.
Lots of bathrooms, although they put the entrance and exit signs in the wrong spots for the one at the top of my section. You entered and walked by all the sinks to get to the urinals then went back to the entrance to the sinks, back past the urinals to exit.
Lots of leg room.
Giant jumbotrons, of which half are used for video at all times, even replays.
Overall I feel that the stadium is visually appealing, but functionally inadequate in terms of selling the tickets necessary over it's lifespan. Too many bad seats, poor access and concourses that can't handle necessary traffic. They swung for the fence and popped up. Compared to other arenas and stadia I've been to, it has a cheap feel once inside. With a smaller budget, should have taken that $30 million or so that it took for the arches and built a functional football stadium for $190-$200-$210 million or whatever it ends up costing. Of course with the rabble rabble crowd that wants a dome or nothing that 80% coverage was a big selling point. Although when it is windy that coverage doesn't really matter. Would not be surprised if this stadium does not last as long as Winnipeg Stadium or if the Bombers end up getting at least one government bailout during the lifespan of IGF due to the problems they'll face due to location and debt service.
On the scale of 5, my expecations were a solid 4, in reality it's a 1.5. Half a bonus point for visual appeal from the outside.