Turf & Rec

News Sports turf
St. John’s to build track and field facility with artificial turf infield for 2025 Canada Games

Three levels of government provide $34 million

November 18, 2022  By Turf & Rec

Funding from three levels of government will allow the City of St. John’s to build a new track and field facility in time for the 2025 Canada Games.

A collective $34 will help with the construction of an artificial turf infield surrounded by a 400-metre track and an indoor high-performance training space with washrooms and change rooms, administrative office space, multi-purpose space, storage space and a training area.

“As the City of St. John’s prepares to host thousands of athletes and visitors from across Canada, a new track and field facility will be a pivotal element of the 2025 Canada Summer Games,” Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey said. “Longer-term, it will invite significant social and economic benefits by helping create healthier, more active communities and improving the province’s ability to host regional and national sporting competitions.”

The new venue will also support the development of a centre of excellence for coaching, refereeing and training for amateur-level sport in Newfoundland and Labrador, creating a legacy for the Games.


Print this page


Stories continue below