- Sports and Recreation
Mount Royal, August 17, 2010 – Following Town Council approval last April, the construction of two synthetic turf soccer fields has started this month in Recreation Centre Park. Two of the present natural turf fields will actually be replaced by a single standard size synthetic field, allowing meets between eleven player teams, and by a mini-soccer field for seven player teams. The larger field, a hybrid surface, could be subdivided as required to allow three concurrent games with seven player teams.
Both fields are lit and will be in perfect condition throughout the season. There will be no need to limit their use: Whatever the number of games to be played, the turf will not be submitted to the wear and tear that use to affect it in the early weeks of play. More resistant, the new fields will extend the Mount Royal soccer season by two months. This is excellent news for the 1,100 or so players who regularly meet there, among whom many Town kids.
Another interesting benefit of the new synthetic turf is that it reduces maintenance costs and time.
A grant from the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport enabled the Town of Mount Royal to go ahead with this project. This was a major challenge for Town Council, who put a lot of effort to obtain it.
“We are very proud of this announcement. This was a campaign promise by the Danyluk administration.” » stated Acting Mayor John Miller. “This announcement illustrates our efforts to provide high level equipment and services to Mount Royal families.”
The new fields will be ready to host next spring’s soccer season.