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Vancouver Island soccer field to get upgrades in time for 2026 World Cup

Natural turf field must be brought up to FIFA standards


May 17, 2021
By Victoria Times Colonist

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Vancouver Island’s oldest soccer club is looking to restore its facilities in time for the 2026 World Cup of Soccer – an event Canada will be co-hosting. A requisite task is to have the natural turf field meet FIFA standards. The Vic West soccer club is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, and played its first game at Royal Athletic Park in 1908. In addition to bringing the turf to standard, the goal is to have a capacity for at least 4,000 people – expandable to 12,000 for larger events.

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