Westhills Stadium

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Westhills Stadium
Bear Mountain Stadium 2012.jpg
Westhills Stadium, 2012
Former names Bear Mountain Stadium (2009–2012)
Coordinates 48°26′35″N 123°31′25″W / 48.44306°N 123.52361°W / 48.44306; -123.52361Coordinates: 48°26′35″N 123°31′25″W / 48.44306°N 123.52361°W / 48.44306; -123.52361
Owner Langford, British Columbia
Operator Langford, British Columbia
Capacity 6,000
Surface FieldTurf
Construction
Opened 2009 (2009)
Construction cost CA$3 million
Tenants
Rugby Canada (2009–present)
Westshore Rebels (CJFL) (2009–present)
Pacific FC (CPL) (2019–present)
BC Bears (CRC) (2009–2013)
Victoria Highlanders (PDL) (2009–2011)

Westhills Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Langford, British Columbia. It is used by Pacific FC of the Canadian Premier League for soccer; Rugby Canada for various events; and by the Westshore Rebels junior Canadian football team. In an international context, its most notable usage is as the site of the Canada Women's Sevens, an event in the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series for national rugby sevens teams. Westhills also hosted the BC Bears of the Canadian Rugby Championship from 2009 to 2013, and the Victoria Highlanders soccer team from 2009 to 2011.

Before expansion in 2019, the stadium had 1,600 permanent seats.[1] The main stadium seats 6,000, and has ten club boxes/corporate suites, four change rooms, officials' rooms, concession, storage, and public washrooms.[citation needed] The field is built to FIFA 2 Star and World Rugby specifications, able to accommodate soccer, football, and rugby matches.[2]

There is a second adjacent turf field currently named Goudy Field that has seating for 1,500.[3] This second full-sized artificial turf field is also FIFA 2 Star rated and can accommodate the Canadian Rugby Association football codes.[4][5]

History

Westhills Stadium at City Centre Park is also referred to as City Centre Stadium. On September 29, 2012 Bear Mountain Stadium's name was changed to Westhills Stadium after the land development company.[6]

On July 20, 2018, It was first announced that Westhills would host Pacific FC of the Canadian Premier League beginning in 2019. The stadium underwent renovations to increase capacity to 6,000 and provide additional amenities.[7][8][9]

Rugby union

Date Away Score Home Attendance
February 4, 2017 Argentina XV  20–6  Canada 2,000
February 11, 2017 Chile  15–36  Canada 1,509
February 17, 2018 Brazil  5-45  Canada 1,500
February 22, 2019 Chile  0-56  Canada 1,000
March 1, 2019 Argentina XV  39-23  Canada -

References

  1. ^ "Langford To Build Its Own Stadium". Victoria Times Colonist.
  2. ^ Dept., Lanford Parks (2009). "British Columbia: Province Cup 1922–1941" (PDF). City of Langford 2009 Annual Report. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Rugby Canada eyes Langford stadium". Victoria Times Colonist.
  4. ^ Dept., Lanford Parks (2010). "British Columbia: Province Cup 1922–1941" (PDF). City of Langford 2010 Annual Report. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  5. ^ "City of Langford - City Centre Park". www.langford.ca.
  6. ^ Annicchiarico, Mario (September 29, 2012). "Bear Mountain Stadium takes Westhills name". The Victoria Times Colonist. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  7. ^ "Stadium Profile: Pacific FC". pacificfc.canpl.ca. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  8. ^ "Victoria is in for CanPL: League exploring "several opportunities" on Lower Mainland". The 11. June 1, 2018. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  9. ^ Dheensaw, Cleve. "Greater Victoria to get pro soccer team next year". Times Colonist. Retrieved June 1, 2018.

External links

  • http://www.cityoflangford.ca/EN/main/lifestyle/amenities/city-centre-park/city-centre-park-stadium.html
  • Directions
  • http://www.eagleridgecentre.com/facilities/overview-of-facilities
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