Gordie Howe Sports Complex Master Plan Coming Together
Written by Les Lazaruk
May 16, 2017
A Master Plan for the Gordie Howe Sports Complex is being finalized and will be announced soon.
Back on Saturday, during the Saskatoon Valkyries women’s football game at Saskatoon Minor Football Field, the Friends of the Bowl Foundation introduced 10 different organizations as partners in putting together the Master Plan for the complex. That plan is designed to benefit athletes of all ages and skill levels as well as create facilities for the community that will allow Saskatoon to pursue national and international events…exposing young athletes to elite levels of competition. To that end, installation of five-thousand seats and nine boxes from Taylor Field, through the Saskatchewan Roughriders Grey Cup Legacy Project is underway at S-M-F Field. In addition, fund-raising is underway for a new national standards backstop for Gordie Howe Softball Park plus a new clock, bleachers, training mats and track upgrades for Clarence Downey speed-skating oval. Following is the news release from the Friends of the Bowl Foundation…
SASKATOON SK — It has been a busy time at the Gordie Howe Sports Complex. Currently Saskatoon Minor Football Field is seeing the installation of 5,000 seats and 9 boxes from the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Grey Cup Legacy Project. Fundraising is underway for a new clock, bleachers, training mats, and track upgrades at Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval and the installation of a new national standards backstop for Gordie Howe Softball Park.
But there is even more!
At the Saskatoon Valkyries football game on Saturday night the Friends of the Bowl Foundation officially introduced its roster of partners:
- Saskatoon Baseball Council
- Saskatoon Amateur Softball Association
- Saskatoon Track & Field Club
- Saskatoon Nordic Ski Club
- Saskatoon Football Inc
- Saskatoon Secondary Schools Athletic Directorate
- Saskatoon Hilltops
- Saskatoon Valkyries
- Saskatoon Lions Speed Skating Club
- City of Saskatoon
Together these organizations are working on a Master Plan that aims to benefit athletes of all ages and skill levels, plus create facilities for the community that will allow Saskatoon to pursue national and international events and thereby exposing young athletes to elite levels of competition.
Details on the Master Plan for the Gordie Howe Sports Complex will be announced soon.
Learn more about Friends of the Bowl online: www.friendsofthebowl.ca
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The Friends of the Bowl Foundation is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit assembled to raise funds and implement long overdue upgrades to the Bowl at Gordon Howe Park, in partnership with city administrators. Incorporated in 2013, the Board of Directors represents multiple sports organizations and stakeholders within the Gordie Howe Sports Complex