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Construction of cricket field could help Sudbury reach its population goal by 2050

Growing number of international students has popularized the game

December 29, 2023  By Turf & Rec

Photo: Lance Bellers/Adobe Stock Images

The popularity of cricket in Canada is growing everywhere, and Sudbury is no exception.

A surge in the number of international students has created a demand for playing space in the Sudbury area. Currently, teams play at a baseball diamond and at a local elementary school.

City staff suggest that having a proper cricket facility could help Sudbury reach its population objective of 200,000 people by 2050. Finding the necessary green space to accommodate cricket is a challenge, and it’s been recommended that the Countryside sports complex in the city’s south end is a potential site.

It’s estimated the cost of building a proper cricket field at the site would be about $2 million. Other options have also been discussed, including the conversion of a little-used baseball field.


About 500 people in the Sudbury area play cricket.


This article is part of the Municipalities Week.

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