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Hopes for a new $4.6-million artificial turf sports field in Esquimalt nearing fruition

High school is capital region's only school without an artificial turf field

June 7, 2023  By Turf & Rec

The Township of Esquimalt, B.C. is inching closer to getting a new artificial turf sports field at Esquimalt High School.

Council has instructed municipal staff to devise a business proposal to prepare for a new field estimated to cost $4.6 million.

The school’s existing natural grass field has poor drainage, preventing games to be played following a rain event. It is the only school in the capital region without an all-weather artificial field.

An agreement is being prepared to allow the field to be available for community use outside of school hours.


The community has already raised about $1 million toward the cost of a new artificial turf field. The community’s desire for a synthetic turf field has been ongoing for about 10 years.


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