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Community Field Redevelopment

Genesis Centre Community Field Redevelopment

In 2021, the south field at Genesis Centre will be upgraded with artificial turf and lighting, which will extend the playing season and increase opportunities for public use. The new field will be the first artificial turf amenity in Calgary’s Northeast and will serve the local sport community and residents.

Design

The redevelopment of the athletic park will replace the existing playing field on the south side of the Genesis Centre with an artificial turf field and rehabilitate the natural turf field to the north.

Lighting for the field will be upgraded as part of the redevelopment and upgrades to landscaping are planned. The design of the field will minimize direct light onto neighbouring properties through fixture design and configuration, tree planting and light level testing.

Benefit

The artificial turf field will be in use from approximately April to November each year, weather permitting. It will be bookable by anyone. As a community field, it will stay open for public use when not covered in snow.

Development of this multi-purpose artificial turf field will benefit sport through:

  • Increased field capacity
  • Increased sport participation
  • Enhanced participant and athlete safety
  • Extended playing season
  • Increased sport tourism opportunities in Calgary 

Overhead rendering of the community field redevelopment at the Genesis Centre. 

Impact

Capital investment in this project will generate 33 full-time jobs (based on Infrastructure Calgary’s economic impact assessment model).

The contractor will adhere to The City’s Community Standards Bylaw, 5M2004 for hours of operation, material storage and construction best practices, including dust mitigation. If you have questions, please contact 311.

Budget

The cost for this project is estimated at $6 million. Funding will be provided by:

  • City of Calgary Corporate Fiscal Sustainability Reserve – $2 million
  • Genesis Centre – $2 million
  • Government of Alberta grant to the Genesis Centre – $2 million

Timeline

End of 2021, construction anticipated to be complete. 

2021, construction begins.

2009 – 2015, The Artificial Turf Field Development Plan explores the feasibility of developing artificial turf sport fields at strategically located athletic parks throughout Calgary. The plan identifies the Genesis Centre as a suitable site for artificial turf.

2008, Council approved the 10-Year Strategic Plan for Sport Facility Development and Enhancement. Based on feedback from sport organizations, facility operators and members of the public, the plan identified outdoor rectangular sport fields as a priority for new facility development.

 

 

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