Langford, B.C. is slated to host to the province’s largest indoor soccer training facility. The $5 million project is being funded by Pacific FC, Vancouver Island’s newest Canadian professional soccer club, who will own and operate the facility once it opens in December 2019.
“We’re very excited about the new indoor training facility Pacific FC is building in Langford,” said Langford Mayor Stew Young. “Not only does this year-round venue add another artificial turf to our community, but it provides opportunities for youth, community groups and high-performance teams to practice and compete at the next level no matter how bad the weather is.”
The 55,000 sq. ft. training complex will be built by West Shore Parkway next to Langford Lake in the region’s Kettle Creek Crescent area. It will feature multiple artificial turf fields and operate year-round as both a practice venue for Pacific FC and a home for numerous community sports programs.
“This is something that is screaming to be built here,” said Pacific FC president Josh Simpson. “We want to build the culture of soccer and how do you do that? You get facilities like this one. It’s going to make soccer fun.”
Simpson added Pacific FC is leasing the land from Langford but the facility will be the club’s own investment, adding, “We’re really excited about this.”