Fort Saskatchewan got a little taste of the newest sports field in the capital region.
Parents and athletes got to step foot on the new $9.6 million dollar Taurus Field Saturday (September 30), before it officially opens.
The city along with multiple minor sports teams helped reveal the new building and sign to the public.
"This reality of bringing something in of this caliber into Fort Saskatchewan for our youth, for how many years they're going to be able to play and for our high school team to play on is a reality that I never thought we were going to see ," said Fort Sask Minor Football president Charles Tompkins.
Although not ready for game use, athletes were putting the turf to the test.
"Today my heart is jumping out of my chest, as I see this kids playing on this sports field it makes you realize that you really do have to invest in your community and your youth," said Fort Saskatchewan mayor Gale Katchur.
The FIFA-sized artificial turf can host football, field hockey, field lacrosse and soccer. The facility will boast four change rooms for players and another for officials, administration and storage, a concession area, large scoreboard, ticket booth and seating for 1000.
Taurus Field is scheduled to be open in the spring of 2018.