Canada Games Stadium

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Canada Games Stadium
Location 100 Tucker Park Road
Saint John, New Brunswick
Owner University of New Brunswick
Capacity 5,000
Surface Natural Grass
Rubberized 400m track
Opened 1985
Tenants
UNBSJ Seawolves (CIS)
FIFA U-16 World Championship (1987)

Canada Games Stadium is a multi-purpose, fully lit stadium in Saint John, New Brunswick.

It was built on the campus of UNB Saint John for the 1985 Canada Summer Games and has a seating capacity of 5,000 spectators.

Canada Games Stadium features a 400m synthetic rubberized track surface, as well as separate areas for long jump/triple jump, high jump, pole vault, discus, hammer, shot put, and javelin. Inside the track is a synthetic turf soccer/football field.

In 2009 the stadium received $3.6 million in upgrades, including resurfacing the track, placing synthetic turf on the infield, the creation of an area for throwing events, grand stand renovations, infield lighting installation, a scoreboard, security lighting and perimeter fencing, and a new storage area.[1]

Besides hosting university and minor sports, the Canada Games Stadium has hosted national track & field events; international soccer matches (including matches during the 1987 FIFA U-16 World Championship), and two CFL pre-season football games (with temporary seating added) in 1986 and 1987. In 2012 the stadium hosted the NCCWMA & CMA Masters Track & Field Championships.[2]

It has been announced that UNB Saint John will host the 2013 CCAA Men's National Soccer Championships.[3]

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Coordinates: 45°18′17″N 66°05′15″W / 45.304647°N 66.087511°W / 45.304647; -66.087511