St. Clair's New Sports Park On Time, On Budget

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Work is moving along nicely on St. Clair College's new $23-million sports park.

College Vice President of Campus Development Ron Seguin says the grandstands are now up for the 1,500 seat soccer stadium. 

The facility will also include the Zekelman Tennis facility, ladies softball diamonds, sand volleyball courts, multi-use pathways and additional parking.

Seguin says the campus is buzzing seeing the project come to life.

"It was a conceptual project for three years," he says.  "So you're going from video screens and drawings to actually seeing the reality of it and it's just going to be a beautiful facility. It's got a lot of detail in it, a lot of design that you can see in reality. So that's the word around here, it's actually happening."

He believes the new soccer stadium is going to be the project's crown jewel.

"We're one more year off site for soccer and softball. Both of those will be played at Mic Mac Park. Our strategic plan is to have everything on campus. So one more year at Mic Mac Park. There's a huge expectation and a can't wait atmosphere for sure."

Seguin adds a wet spring slowed construction a bit, but crews have been able to catch up.

A ground breaking for the new sports park was held back in February — the project is expected to be completed by early 2020.