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October 27, 2017 5:37 pm

Masich Stadium Construction to Start Soon

Friday, May 12, 2017 @ 11:52 AM

Plan for refurbished  Masich Place Stadium – image courtesy City of Prince George

Prince George, B.C. – The  construction project to upgrade Masich Place Stadium will officially start one week from today.

The $4.4 million Masich Place Redevelopment Project  will see  the  installation of the  first outdoor synthetic field in Northern B.C.. The project will also  see the development of consolidated jump area, permanent throwing facilities and cages, track resurfacing, and upgrades such as trail development.

To do the  work,  Masich Place Stadium will  be closed to  the public  from the 19th   through the entire  season and will  not reopen until  the spring of 2018.

The City has made  arrangements  to provide alternate  sites for  user groups.

An open house  has been  organized   for next Wednesday  to share information on the  project.  Residents will be able to ask City  staff questions about the  project,  and get  an information brochure  detailing the project.   Information is also  available online.

The open house will take place Wednesday May 17th   from 5:30 to 8:30  at Masich Place Stadium.

The City’s contribution to the  cost is  $925 thousand dollars  and the balance of the budget is made up of $3.2 million from the  Federal Government’s Gas tax fund  and $250 thousand from the NDIT’s Economic Diversification Infrastructure Program.



So, Did the city ‘talk’ to the residents near this site? Or are they just doing it; sounds like another case of ‘we’re spending your money’ like it or not.

    What residents?

      Good Question.

So I guess the construction at Lakewood is to get that field up to date for the season while Massic Place is down? I hope so as it would be a shame if they were removing that one as well.

Best idea yet, used a lot by the citizens and events! Like the 24 hour walk coming up Saturday. Of course, people that don’t exercise or believe in a healthy lifestyle will state their negative comments! Suck it up buttercups! This is a positive move! Sure there will be inconveniences, but the schools and some teams will benefit! We in the North have a great propensity to improvise and adapt, so all is good!

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