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.
IMG 1399

More Local News

Poor visibility in the heartland

Use extra caution on your drive to work.

École Campbelltown celebrate French heritage

As part of their month-long celebration “Mois de la francophonie albertaine” the students and staff of École Campbelltown held a special flag-raising ceremony for International Francophonie Day.

Update: region experiencing elevated pollution levels

Higher pollution levels are affecting the air quality.

Freedom Conservatives choose Malcolm Stinson for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville

Malcolm Stinson was recently selected as the Freedom Conservative Party of Alberta candidate in Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville.

Two pedestrians hit in crosswalks

Keep an eye out for pedestrians.

Chamber hosting All Candidate Forum for provincial election

Residents will soon have the chance to hear from their candidates.

Operation Red Nose provides $5,600 in community grants

Several youth-based community groups recently received some funding.

Fort Sask Wellness Hub for Youth gaining support from local partners

A new project in the Fort is getting support from many different realms.

Public pool usage down in Redwater

Last summer wasn't the strongest for the Redwater Pool.

Warm weather increasing danger of thin ice

With spring on the way, ice safety is becoming more important. is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide