Centennial Park Stadium

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Centennial Park Stadium
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Centennial Park Stadium is located in Toronto
Centennial Park Stadium
Centennial Park Stadium
Location in Toronto
Centennial Park Stadium is located in Ontario
Centennial Park Stadium
Centennial Park Stadium
Location in Ontario
Centennial Park Stadium is located in Canada
Centennial Park Stadium
Centennial Park Stadium
Location in Canada nickname = Centennial Stadium
Full nameCentennial Park Stadium
LocationToronto, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates43°39′13″N 79°35′04″W / 43.65361°N 79.58444°W / 43.65361; -79.58444Coordinates: 43°39′13″N 79°35′04″W / 43.65361°N 79.58444°W / 43.65361; -79.58444
OwnerCity of Toronto
OperatorToronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation
Capacity2,200
SurfaceArtificial Turf
ScoreboardYes
Construction
Built1975
Opened1975
Tenants
Serbian White Eagles (1975–1980, 2006–present)
FC Ukraine United (2006–present)
Etobicoke Eagles (2009–present)
GTA Grizzlies(2015–Present)
Toronto Supra Portuguese (2001–2007)
Toronto Lynx (2002–2017)
Toronto Lady Lynx (1997–2015)
Toronto Atomic FC (2015–2017)

The Centennial Park Stadium is a 2,200 seat capacity stadium in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is primarily used for soccer, track and field, football and occasionally for kabaddi. The park is also used for the ROPSSAA football finals and the PSAA (Private Schools Athletic Association) on the first Monday of May for an annual Track and Field Meet.

The stadium is named for the city park it is located in, which opened during Canada's centennial year of 1967; the stadium was opened in 1975, eight years after the centennial.

It is located within Centennial Park (Toronto) in the Etobicoke district, just south of Toronto Pearson International Airport and near the intersection of Rathburn Road and Renforth Drive. It was built in 1975. The stadium hosted the first edition of Veteran Athletes Championships in 1975[1] as well.

The stadium hosted the closing ceremony of the 1976 Summer Paralympics and some of the sporting events.

The stadium has seating in a grandstand on the west side and a small scoreboard on the north end of the field.

The stadium is home to the Toronto Lynx soccer clubs (men's and ladies'). It hosts the Relay For Life in Toronto West event each June, a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society. The stadium hosted the CPSL/CSL Championship finals in 1998, 2010, 2011, and 2014.[2][3][4][5]

In 2017, there were calls and support for the stadium to be renamed after former Mayor Rob Ford[6] as Rob Ford Memorial Stadium,[7] but a city council meeting voted down the motion on October 4, 2017.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1975 WMA News Archives". www.shaggysphotos.com. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  2. ^ Glover, Robin. "Voyageurs Soccer Talk". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-11-27.
  3. ^ "October 30, 2010 CSL--Final preview (from CSL website)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-11-27.
  4. ^ "October 26, 2011 CSL--preview of CSL Final (from CSL website)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-11-27.
  5. ^ "October 25, 2012 CSL--pregame article on CSL Final (from CSL website)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-11-27.
  6. ^ "Toronto mayor backs renaming stadium after Rob Ford".
  7. ^ Rider, David (28 September 2017). "'Rob Ford Memorial Stadium' proposal triggers groans, gratitude" – via Toronto Star.
  8. ^ "No 'Rob Ford Memorial Stadium' in Toronto after council rejects renaming proposal | The Star". thestar.com. Retrieved 2018-10-19.

See also[edit]

A list of sports stadiums located in Toronto: