Trent University’s New Stadium Welcomes the World
August 8, 2007
Lacrosse fans and media from around the world are fixated on the exciting athletic performances taking place on Trent University’s brand new stadium completed in time for the 2007 IFLWA World Championships.
"This is an exciting time for Trent athletics," Mr. Byrick said. "We’ve been pushing hard to create something the community will take pride during this world event and look forward to hosting many more high performance sports on this field."
The new stadium features:
bleacher seating for 1,000 people
new score board
outdoor sound system
fully-serviced press box able to support live broadcasts and web-casting.
"With the completion of the new stadium, Trent now offers one of the region’s premier athletic facilities. It is a real resource for the community," said Mr. Byrick, noting that since the University’s artificial turf playing field opened in September 2005, 50 per cent of its usage comes from community bookings.
The new stadium will also figure prominently in Trent’s student and athlete recruitment efforts. "New facilities attract better coaches, and better athletes. The new Sports Medicine Centre does the same," noted Mr. Byrick.
In addition to the new stadium, Trent has also completed a new natural turf athletic field on the campus’ east bank. This area will support three practice lacrosse fields, and will be used by the athletes during the Women’s World Lacrosse Championships for warm ups.
The 2007 U-19 Women’s World Lacrosse Championships will be held at Trent University from August 3 to 12, 2007. More than 300 athletes representing 11 national teams are participating in the tournament, including a First Nations team representing the Haudenosaunee people. These championships will mark the first time a world-level sporting event has ever been hosted in Peterborough, and the first time a women’s international-level lacrosse championship has ever been hosted in Canada.
For more information about Trent’s athletic facilities, visit their website.back