Centennial Park Stadium

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Centennial Park Stadium
Centennial Stadium
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Full name Centennial Park Stadium
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates 43°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
Owner City of Toronto
Operator Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation
Capacity 2,200
Surface Artificial Turf
Scoreboard Yes
Construction
Built 1975
Opened 1975
Tenants
Toronto Atomic FC (2015–present)
Etobicoke Eagles (2009–present)
Toronto Lynx (2002–present)
Serbian White Eagles (1975–1980, 2006–present)
Toronto Supra Portuguese (2001–2007)
Toronto Lady Lynx (1997–present)

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 kabbadi. 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 some sporting events of the 1976 Paralympic Games as well as the closing ceremony.

The stadium has seating in a grandstand on the west side and 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.[1][2][3][4]

In 2017 there were calls and support for the stadium to be renamed after former Mayor Rob Ford[5] as Rob Ford Memorial Stadium,[6] but a city council meeting voted down the motion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glover, Robin. "Voyageurs Soccer Talk". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-11-27. 
  2. ^ "October 30, 2010 CSL--Final preview (from CSL website)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-11-27. 
  3. ^ "October 26, 2011 CSL--preview of CSL Final (from CSL website)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-11-27. 
  4. ^ "October 25, 2012 CSL--pregame article on CSL Final (from CSL website)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-11-27. 
  5. ^ "Toronto mayor backs renaming stadium after Rob Ford". 
  6. ^ Rider, David (28 September 2017). "'Rob Ford Memorial Stadium' proposal triggers groans, gratitude" – via Toronto Star. 

See also[edit]

A list of sports stadiums located in Toronto: