Last update: June 21st, 2016
An open house was held on June 21st from 5:30 - 8:30 pm at Masich Place Stadium to review the final layout plans for the Masich Place/PGSS Recreation Field Facility Project. See Media Release
Residents will review the layout plans for the improved facility, and to discuss the project with the architect, designers and City Staff.
The plans for the upgrades came after extensive public consultation and feedback sessions with local and regional user groups, such as the Prince George Track and Field Club and UNBC Timberwolves Athletics.
The initial conceptual design for the stadium was adjusted after final consultation sessions with user groups this spring, and the Facility's throwing area moved nearer to the south parks lot to provide a better view for spectators.
Photo: At Masich Place Stadium recently, Mayor Lyn Hall, members of Council, and other dignitaries joined local athletes and members of the Prince George sports community to celebrate the Masich Place/PGSS Redevelopment Project
Please click on links below to view plans:
Since it first opened in time for the 1990 BC Summer Games, Masich Place Stadium has been the City of Prince George’s only premier multi-use sports field. It is also the city’s only outdoor venue with stadium seating, field lights, a scoreboard, change rooms, and sufficient parking to support large tournaments in conjunction with the adjacent PGSS Fields. The facility also accommodates community and school use as per the City of Prince George/School District 57 Shared Use Agreement.
In 2015, leaders of 27 community, health, and sporting groups representing thousands of athletes, coaches, and health professionals in Prince George provided letters of support to the City of Prince George requesting that the City pursue funding for upgrades to Masich Place Stadium. The requested improvements will make Masich Place Stadium a modern International Association of Athletics (IAAF)-compliant facility.
The requested improvements include:
- A new synthetic turf infield
- A consolidated jumps area and permanent throwing cages/facilities
- A resurfaced track
- Additional site improvements such as trail development
The City of Prince George has the full $4.2M for the project: $3.2M from the federal Gas Tax Fund, $750,000 from the City of Prince George, and $250,000 from Northern Development (NDIT) through its Economic Diversification Infrastructure Program.
The Masich Place/PGSS Redevelopment Project will provide many notable benefits for the Prince George and area sporting community, including:
- Earlier and later season play when natural turf fields are unavailable or damaged due to the northern climate.
- Increased sports tourism and potential for regional, provincial, and national competitions.
- Increased field capacity and four times the usability of natural turf promises to lead to greater revenue.
- Regular season play and sport development for groups such as UNBC soccer, minor football, rugby, and lacrosse that are currently without an outdoor field agreement.
For further information about this project, please contact:
Alan Clark P.Eng.