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City Schedules Masich Place Stadium Improvements Open House

Friday, June 17, 2016 @ 5:55 AM

Prince George, B.C. – Those interested in seeing the final layout plans for the Masich Place/PGSS Recreation Field Facility Project have been invited to an open house next week.

It will take place Tuesday, June 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Masich Place Stadium.

The meeting will allow residents the chance to review the plans for the facility and discuss the project with the architect, designers and City staff.

The upgrade plans follow extensive public consultation and feedback sessions with local and regional user groups.

The City says the initial conceptual design for the stadium was adjusted after final consultation sessions with user groups this spring. The adjustment involves moving the facility’s throwing area nearer to the south parking lot to provide a better view for spectators.

The final layout plans will be available on the City’s website on June 21st to coincide with the open house that night.

The project upgrades include the installation of the first outdoor synthetic field in northern, B.C. Other amenities will include a consolidated jumps area, permanent throwing facilities and cages, track resurfacing, and upgrades such as trail development.

The City is contributing $775,000 from its 2016 Capital Budget to the project. The money will support track resurfacing, turf replacement and a throwing cage.

In February, the projected achieved full funding after the provincial government announced a $3.2 million investment from the federal government’s Gas Tax Fund.

Last July, Northern Development contributed $250,000 towards the project through its Economic Diversification Program.

Construction of the facility is expected to begin by the spring of 2017. The City says it will be reviewing the possibility of additional upgrades to the facility, such as improvements to the grandstand.


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