Mayor Wants More for Masich Place
Prince George, B.C. – While the upgrades to the Masich Place Stadium are to start this Friday, Mayor Lyn Hall would like to see a plan put in place to upgrade the grandstand.
The work that will begin this week is focused on the track and the field elements, but while Mayor Hall says he is happy to see there will be some façade improvements to the grandstand as part of the $4.2 million dollar upgrade, there is more work that needs to be done.
He labelled the current grandstand as “very rundown”. Adding, he doesn’t want to see the City put $4.2 million dollars into a complex and then walk away from it saying ‘we’ll get at this’ “It’s like saying you will put up a carport this year, and in a year you’ll build a garage, but you never build the garage.” He says there is still work that needs to be done to make the grandstand accessible to all spectators, and that there needs to be improvements to the dressing rooms and the concession area.
City Manager Kathleen Soltis says some suggested projects can be brought forward for the 2018 capital plan and the costs of those projects “In addition we can bundle up anything that might be required for the 2022 Summer Games.”
There is an open house set for Wednesday evening at Masich Place Stadium where staff will be on hand to answer questions from the public on the project. That open house is set to run from 5:30 to 8:30.