Canada Games Stadium
Location100 Tucker Park Road
Saint John, New Brunswick
OwnerUniversity of New Brunswick
Capacity5,000
SurfaceNatural Grass
Rubberized 400m track
Opened1985
Tenants
UNB Saint John Seawolves (CCAA)

Canada Games Stadium is a multi-purpose, fully lit stadium in Saint John, New Brunswick. It was built on the campus of UNB Saint John for the 1985 Canada Summer Games and has a seating capacity of 5,000 spectators. It hosts the UNB Saint John Seawolves men's and women's soccer teams.

Canada Games Stadium features a 400m synthetic Tartan track, as well as separate areas for long jump/triple jump, high jump, pole vault, discus, hammer, shot put, and javelin. Inside the track is a synthetic turf soccer/football field.

History

In 2009 the stadium received $3.6 million in upgrades, including resurfacing the track, placing synthetic turf on the infield, the creation of an area for throwing events, grand stand renovations, infield lighting installation, a scoreboard, security lighting and perimeter fencing, and a new storage area.[1]

Besides hosting university and minor sports, the Canada Games Stadium has hosted national track & field events; international soccer matches (including matches during the 1987 FIFA U-16 World Championship), and two CFL pre-season football games (with temporary seating added) in 1986 and 1987.

In 2012, the stadium hosted the NCCWMA & CMA Masters Track & Field Championships.[2] The University of New Brunswick, Saint John hosted the 2013 CCAA Men's National Soccer Championships.[3]

References

  1. ^ UNBSJ Canada Games Stadium to be upgraded
  2. ^ "Saint John 2012 Official Website". Archived from the original on 2013-06-14. Retrieved 2013-02-08.
  3. ^ "2013 Men's Soccer Championship" (PDF).

Coordinates: 45°18′17″N 66°05′15″W / 45.304647°N 66.087511°W / 45.304647; -66.087511