Construction has started on the $30 million Edmonton South Soccer Centre Expansion project, which will create two new indoor fields for Edmonton’s soccer, inline hockey, ball hockey and lacrosse sports communities.
“Over the past year, we’ve collectively witnessed how important physical and mental wellbeing are to the health and happiness of our city,” said Jason Meliefste, branch manager, infrastructure delivery at the City of Edmonton. “One of the best ways the city can support a healthy, growing population in a winter city is to invest in infrastructure that encourages active living all year long.”
The project is a partnership between the city, the Government of Alberta and the Edmonton Soccer Association. Delnor Construction is the general contractor. The design is by MJMA in collaboration with MBAC. Completion is scheduled for fall 2022.
“The Edmonton Soccer Association is delighted to see construction commence on the new extension,” said Adrian Newman, CEO of the Edmonton Soccer Association, “The new facility will house a year-round concrete field and upgraded turf field that will allow ball hockey, lacrosse and inline hockey to double their annual fall and winter programming.”
The project is the latest in the 30 plus year relationship between the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Soccer Association, which has seen the development and operation of three indoor soccer centres, each with four fields, as well as the Bill Gilhespy Soccer Complex at Henry Singer Park.
“Alberta’s government continues to help our partners, like the Edmonton Soccer Association, build strong communities because strong communities build a stronger Alberta,” said Minister Leela Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women, “The Edmonton South Soccer Centre Expansion will bring Edmontonians and Albertans from surrounding communities together through fellowship, enjoyment and sport.”