Just over two weeks away from its official opening, the University’s new artificial turf sports field is nearing completion.
Workers have laid most of the turf panels and this week are busy installing the coloured field markings for soccer, lacrosse and rugby.
After that, the checklist includes finishing the pads and landscaping for the periphery areas of the field, wiring floodlights in the 70-foot light standards, completing accessible ramps/walkways to the field and installing netting at each end of the pitch.
Besides being a new high-quality venue for varsity teams, the facility will be heavily used by students in Brock’s popular inter-mural and recreational sport programs. It will also be available for bookings by community groups.
The $1.5-million project is being funded through the Brock University Students’ Union and a donation from an anonymous Brock alumnus.
Construction is on schedule to be completed in time for Homecoming Weekend on Sept. 18-20. The field’s official opening ceremony will take place Saturday Sept. 19.
Davan Group of Puslinch, Ont. won the contract to build the field.