Grandstand construction will soon get underway on Fort Saskatchewan's new high performance sports field.
Earlier this week, equipment was moved in to begin the process of putting together the 1000 seat structure and press boxes at Taurus Field.
"With the nice weather it's not too bad, if it turns back to a deep freeze it might be a little bit more miserable for construction," said Grant Schaffer, director of project management with the City of Fort Saskatchewan. "We gave the go ahead on the grandstands in August, but they needed a certain amount of lead time to get all the materials fabricated and shipped to site and organize their crews."
The FIFA sized artificial turf can host football, field hockey, field lacrosse and soccer. The facility will boast change rooms for players and officials, storage, a concession area, large scoreboard, ticket booth and more.
"It could be extended down the sidelines if a larger grandstands were required," added Schaffer.
The field's name was unveiled last September and is scheduled to open this spring.
The cost of the entire project is just under $10 million.