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
Opened September 8, 2001[1]
Owner University of Alberta
Surface East Field: PureGrass
West Field: Natural grass
Construction cost C$10.5 million[1]
($13.2 million in 2014 dollars[2])
Capacity East Field: 3,500
West Field: 1,500
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