Fort Saskatchewan's new high performance sports field is receiving the final touches from crews.
The heat to Taurus Field was officially turned on earlier this month (December), marking yet another milestone for the project.
"The buildings are nearing completion, they'll be complete in early January," said Joey Farebrother, engineering coordinator with the City of Fort Saskatchewan. "The pylon sign has gone up for Taurus Field, the scoreboard will be going up here right away and the facility will be ready for games first thing in the spring."
As construction activity on the site slows, there's still a few things to check off on the "to do" list.
Grandstand construction will begin in the middle of January. The access road through the site will be opening soon allowing access from Southfort Drive to Town Crest Road.
After the spring thaw, crews will still have a few touch ups to make, including some minor landscaping and trail paving.
The sports field project cost sits at $9.6 million.
It has artificial turf on the field to allow for football, field hockey, field lacrosse and soccer games. Four changing rooms will be available along with washrooms, an administration office, a concession, ticket booth and a press box.