K+S Potash Canada Multi-Sports Centre has busy first spring
Written by Gordie Howe Sports Complex staff
May 25, 2022
Finding Complex’s newest main building and Track and Field Track is easy
The K+S Potash Canada Multi-Sports Centre is having a busy first spring.
The newest main building on the Gordie Howe Sports Complex grounds was created to be a hub of activity for the speed skating community in winter and the baseball and track and field communities during the spring, summer and fall.
The K+S Potash Canada Multi-Sports Centre started to earnestly host user groups in November of 2021 with skaters coming out to use the Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval. The building received lots of good reviews during the winter months.
This past May 1, the K+S Potash Canada Multi-Sports Centre began hosting athletes for its first spring season. Throughout May, it has seen hundreds of track and field athletes come through its doors, while using the Track and Field Track for various meets.
The K+S Potash Canada Multi-Sports Centre services the Cairns Field baseball diamond and has already hosted numerous teams from various leagues.
It is quite easy to get access to the K+S Potash Canada Multi-Sports Centre.
Located at 1727 Dudley Street, the building’s entrance is located south of the intersection of Dudley Street and Avenue R. Signage is in place to direct you to the parking lot beside the K+S Potash Canada Multi-Sports Centre.
The map below can be used as a helpful tool to get to the building’s entrance.
The K+S Potash Canada Multi-Sports Centre has 20,000 square feet of space on its two floors. The Track and Field Track, which converts into the Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval in the winter months, is located to the west of the building. The Track and Field Track was first used in 2019.
The K+S Potash Canada Multi-Sports Centre has new dressing rooms and features on the building’s west side include outdoor stands, a second floor indoor spectator viewing area, and timing and announcer booths.
The main floor has an indoor sitting area to allow people shelter from the sun during hot days, and the sitting area acts as a place during winter month for skaters to put on their skates.
During track and field and speed skating meets, the west side of the Multi-sport Centre can seat 1,850 spectators and can be expanded to seat 3,500 spectators with temporary seating.
The east side of the K+S Potash Canada Multi-Sports Centre serves Cairns Field. New stands run along the Cairns Field baselines and sit inserted on the second level of the new building behind home plate.
The east side of the K+S Potash Canada Multi-Sports Centre also contains a new scorers and statistics booth, a new media booth and an events office to serve users of Cairns Field. There is also an official’s lounge on the second floor that can be used by all sports groups.
We look forward to seeing the K+S Potash Canada Multi-Sports Centre continue to be a hub of activity for many years long into the future.