Trent University’s New Stadium Ready
to Welcome the World
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Athletic Facilities Completed for U-19 Women’s
World Lacrosse Championships
Tuesday, July 31, 2007, Peterborough
New Stadium Features at Trent University
- bleacher seating for 1,000 people
- new score board
- outdoor sound system
- fully-serviced press box able to support live broadcasts and web-casting
Trent University’s director of athletics and recreation Bill Byrick announced today that the new athletic stadium is now complete and ready to host the delegates of the 2007 U-19 Women’s World Lacrosse Championships when they arrive in August.
“This is an exciting time for Trent athletics,” Mr. Byrick said. “We’ve been pushing hard to create something the community will take pride in when we welcome the world to Peterborough this August.”
The new stadium features bleacher seating for 1,000 people, a new score board, an outdoor sound system, and a 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 from 11 countries will be participating in the international 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 further information, please contact:
Bill Byrick, director of athletics and recreation, (705) 748-1011, ext. 1252