Greg Selinger’s NDP committed on Monday to build a new indoor soccer complex in north Winnipeg and nine new synthetic grass soccer fields across the city over the next four years.
Speaking at the Winnipeg Indoor Soccer Complex at the University of Manitoba, Selinger said the $12.5 million investment will see two fields built in east Winnipeg, west Winnipeg, central Winnipeg, and two more alongside the new north Winnipeg complex. Another will be added to the Winnipeg Soccer Federation’s facility on Waverley Street.
Fully-lit, synthetic grass fields can host four times as many games as a grass field, and can add six weeks to the soccer season. They can also be used for other sports outside the soccer season, such as high-school football, lacrosse, and ultimate Frisbee.
Barry McArton of the Manitoba Soccer Federation explains what this investment means…