Soccer New Brunswick contributes $35,000 to the Field House / by Bill MacMackin

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The Greater Saint John Field House Project is proud to announce the support of one of New Brunswick’s most major sports governing bodies, Soccer NB which is throwing their support behind the project.

 

The field house project will feature two turf pitches for field sports, a running track, a community centre and daycare, and multi-purpose space for the community to use. It requires that half of the $24 Million required, be generated from the community and City funding with provincial funding, and federal funding making up the other half. This latest donation increases that community commitment which now over $10.5 million.   

 

“Soccer NB is pleased to support the field house project and the Saint John community with this $35,000 contribution because we know how much a facility like this will mean to the development of our sport in Southern New Brunswick and across the province,” said Younes Bouida, Executive Director & Director of Technical Development. “The sport of soccer continues to grow and particularly in southern NB. We know that the Field House will play an important role in athlete development as well as drawing people to Saint John for events and tournaments.”

 

“This latest donation demonstrates again that the sporting community is prepared to get behind this project and support the development of this field house facility,” says Dr. Patti Forgeron, Field House Project volunteer. “We are very proud to have Soccer NB involved as a funding partner and look forward to working with them as one of the major user groups of the facility.”

 

Phase one of the facility involves all the field house components plus some site improvements for the Exhibition Park property. In future, a second phase could include much-needed infrastructure requirements for the city, including a sports arena with two ice pads and act as a replacement for aging community rinks.