Soccer pitch on track
liming and ph levels will result in a national class facility.
The soccer pitch couldn’t have come at a better time for the town. “ We needed an upgraded or new facility,” Delaney said, “to care for the growing soccer demand in the Conception Bay North area.”
Until the new facility is ready, the needs of the busy soccer program in the area are cared for on the pitch behind Ascension Collegiate and another in North River.
The facility doubles as a soccer pitch/ walking track and a green space. “ We’re not going to pigeonhole it as a soccer pitch only,” he added. “ We probably have the largest summer recreation program on the Baccalieu Trail. There are over a thousand children recreating within the town boundaries alone. We’d like to be able to give them this multipurpose facility.” And, the sooner the better.
The new facility will eventually boast a modern lighting system, for the safety of walkers at night and the convenience of night games.
The project, which will run about a quarter of a million dollars, is being funded under a cost-sharing agreement with the provincial government, Delaney said.
Not surprisingly, Delaney, in his capacity with the town, is eagerly anticipating the opening of the facility.