Westhills Stadium

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Westhills Stadium
Coordinates 48°26′35″N 123°31′10″W / 48.44306°N 123.51944°W / 48.44306; -123.51944Coordinates: 48°26′35″N 123°31′10″W / 48.44306°N 123.51944°W / 48.44306; -123.51944
Owner Langford, British Columbia
Operator Langford, British Columbia
Capacity 1,718
Surface FieldTurf
Construction
Opened 2009 (2009)
Construction cost C$3 million
Tenants
Rugby Canada (2009–present)
BC Bears (CRC) (2009–present)
Westshore Rebels (CJFL) (2009–present)
Victoria Highlanders (PDL) (2009–2011)
Pacific FC (CPL) (from 2019)

Westhills Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Langford, British Columbia. It is used by Rugby Canada and the regional team BC Bears of the Canadian Rugby Championship; by the Westshore Rebels football team; and, from 2009 to 2011, by the Victoria Highlanders soccer team from 2009–2011. 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. The stadium has 1,600 permanent seats.[1] The main City Centre Park Stadium seats 1,218 under cover, additional temporary seating for 500, 10 club boxes/corporate suites, 4 change rooms, officials' rooms, concession, storage, and public washrooms. 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]

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 announced that Westhills will host Pacific FC of the Canadian Premier League beginning in 2019. The stadium will undergo renovations to increase capacity to 7,500 and provide additional amenities.[7][8][9]

References

  1. ^ Victoria Times Colonist: Langford To Build Its Own Stadium
  2. ^ Dept., Lanford Parks (2009). "British Columbia: Province Cup 1922–1941" (PDF). City of Langford 2009 Annual Report. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  3. ^ Victoria Times Colonist: Rugby Canada eyes Langford stadium
  4. ^ Dept., Lanford Parks (2010). "British Columbia: Province Cup 1922–1941" (PDF). City of Langford 2010 Annual Report. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  5. ^ http://www.cityoflangford.ca/EN/main/lifestyle/amenities/city-centre-park.html
  6. ^ http://www.westhillsbc.com/news/933435037
  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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