Ground was officially be broken Thursday on the University of Winnipeg’s UNITED Health and RecPlex.
Located on the current outdoor soccer pitch between Spence and Young Streets, the state-of-the-art, indoor green space will accommodate a multitude of sports such as soccer, flag football and track and field, as well as cultural and community events.
The facility will include a four-lane rubberized sprint track, a practice gym, retractable batting cages, a multi-events room, a dance/yoga studio, food and beverage kiosks, and an underground parkade that can accommodate 200 vehicles.
The province is contributing $15 million to the project, while the city is providing $2 million.
Construction is expected to be complete by the spring of 2014.
Updated at 11 a.m.