Foote Field

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Foote Field
Foote Field Edmonton Alberta Canada 01A.jpg
Sun setting behind Foote Field.
Location 11601 68 Avenue, University of Alberta South Campus, Edmonton, Alberta
Owner University of Alberta
Capacity East Field: 3,500
West Field: 1,500
Surface East Field: PureGrass
West Field: Natural grass
Construction
Opened September 8, 2001[1]
Construction cost C$10.5 million[1]
($13.2 million in 2014 dollars[2])
Tenants
Alberta Golden Bears football and track & field (CIS) (2001–present)
FC Edmonton (NASL) (2011)

Foote Field is a multi-purpose sports facility on the University of Alberta campus in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, built as a legacy facility for the 2001 World Championships in Athletics. It was named for University of Alberta alumnus, former varsity track athlete, and philanthropist Eldon Foote, who donated $2 million toward the construction costs.

Design[edit]

Foote Field features two separate athletic fields on either side of a multi-purpose indoor facility. The East Field is a fully lit stadium that serves as home for the Alberta Golden Bears football team and the FC Edmonton soccer team. It features a CFL-sized surface, press box, electronic scoreboard, and has a capacity of 3,500 spectators. The East Field also features a four-lane, 125m warm-up runway. In 2007, the field's older Astroturf surface was replaced with a newer type of hybrid artificial surface made by Astroturf LLC, called PureGrass.[3]

The West Field is designed for track-and-field training and competition. It features a 400m Mondo IAAF running track, 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 natural-turf soccer field. Like the East Field, the West Field features a press box, electronic scoreboard, and has a capacity of 1,500 spectators.

Between the two fields is a multi-purpose indoor facility, which includes locker rooms, press box, and concession area. Other indoor facilities include classroom space, meeting rooms, and a high-performance weight-training area. The fitness centre is for the use of high-performance student-athletes only.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Foote Field is ready for heavy traffic". University of Alberta ExpressNews. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  2. ^ Canadian inflation numbers based on Statistics Canada. "Consumer Price Index, historical summary". CANSIM, table (for fee) 326-0021 and Catalogue nos. 62-001-X, 62-010-X and 62-557-X. And Consumer Price Index, by province (monthly) (Canada) Last modified 2013-12-20. Retrieved January 8, 2014
  3. ^ AstroTurf: University of Alberta Excited About Their New PureGrass Pitch Retrieved on 30 November 2009

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Coordinates: 53°30′14″N 113°31′53″W / 53.5038°N 113.5313°W / 53.5038; -113.5313