Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A new era kicks off for the Calgary Soccer Centre

The annex and new outdoor artificial turf fields at the Calgary Soccer Centre will officially open on Saturday, October 18.

“The new fields respond to a tremendous need for multisport playing fields in Calgary,” says Greg Steinraths, manager of sport and partnership development for The City of Calgary Recreation. “Through sport, Calgarians develop new skills, are physically and mentally active and have a greater sense of involvement in the community.”

You are invited see the new fields in action from 1 to 3 p.m. at 7000 48 Street SE.
Mayor Naheed Nenshi will attend and Wayne Cao Member of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-Fort will bring greetings from the Province of Alberta.

Participate, explore and eat soccer ball cupcakes

To showcase the seven new sport fields and amenities, several Calgary-based soccer associations will run exhibition games. You are invited to participate in multisport demonstrations, enjoy a soccer ball cupcake and a cup of hot chocolate, and explore the new amenities on a guided site tour.

More than one million people visit the centre throughout the year. The popularity of soccer and other field sports such as lacrosse, rugby, football, baseball, senior’s indoor slow pitch, indoor lawn bowling and ultimate Frisbee, means this number will likely continue to grow.

Partners helped create opportunity for Calgarians

“It’s about creating more opportunities for Calgarians to participate in and enjoy organized sport,” says Steinraths. “We’re excited to invite everyone who was involved or who has an interest, to come out and have some fun.”

The City would like to thank the Government of Canada for contributing to the artificial turf fields capital project through the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) Fund and the Province of Alberta for its contribution to the annex through the Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI).

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