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Posted November 10, 2004
From: Brock Turner Sport BC
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 2:48 PM
Subject: Facility Expansion Press Release
KAMLOOPS, BC PRESS RELEASE
MAJOR SPORTS FACILITIES REFERENDUM APPROVED BY KAMLOOPS VOTERS
The City of Kamloops $37.6 million referendum to expand sports facilities to improve tournament-hosting capabilities was approved by voters on November 1, 2003.
The project, prompted by City Council’s vision and plan to expand on the Tournament Capital of Canada program initiated in 2001, also promises to enhance this community’s “quality of life”.
Hillside Stadium conceptual designs include an indoor track, 3 gymnasium floors with seating, gymnastics facility, sports medicine service and retail space indoors. Outside this building will be 3 soccer fields, including one artificial field with lights and grandstands.
Planned for McArthur Island is a second ice rink/dressing rooms at the Sports Centre (capable of hosting large tradeshows), a renovated lobby, and a second floor open viewing area with food service. The existing soccer and baseball fields will be improved to national level standards.
As part of the study, 15 sport groups were surveyed, ranging from speed skating to soccer and basketball to ball hockey. They indicated the potential of hosting an additional 46 new tournaments each year, on top of the 95 to 100 the city already hosts annually.
These new tournaments would bring with them 21,000 new out-of-town visitors who together would spend $6.1 million on meals, hotels, accommodation and other purchases, and generate another $1.8 million in indirect economic activity. This all in addition to the $8 million the City's Tournament Capital program already pumps into the local economy each year.
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