Delhi Community Arena

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Delhi Community Arena
Exterior of the main Delhi Community Centre building
Location Canada Delhi, Ontario, Canada
Owner The Municipality of Norfolk County
Operator The Municipality of Norfolk County
Capacity 150
Tenants
Delhi Travellers
Delhi Minor Hockey Association (Delhi Rockets)

Delhi Community Arena is a recreation centre located in Delhi, Ontario, Canada. It is also known as the Delhi Community Centre. Located on 144 Western Avenue, the travel time from downtown is a very short driving distance away.[1][2]

Summary[edit]

Delhi Community Centre's baseball field (outdoors) and hockey arena (indoors)

The community centre itself has an open concept seating plan that has a total capacity of 150 people.[3] The local Harvestfest has their opening ceremonies held every year in this location on the middle of September.[4]

Hockey teams from various age groups and levels compete here from the end of September to the end of March; including the Delhi Travellers minor league hockey team[5] and the Delhi Rockets hockey team for children.[6]

There is a baseball field complete with a concession stand located just outside the premises for summer time diversions in addition to an outdoor swimming pool, known locally as the Delhi Kinsmen Pool.

With the help of local sponsors, Delhi Minor Baseball coordinates the fielding of baseball teams from ages 4 to 18.

From the 1920s to the mid 1940s Delhi fielded many of the best baseball teams in Norfolk County. Baseball (hardball) waned for a number of years thereafter, and through the 1970s into the 1980s, Delhi youth switched to playing fastball.

In subsequent years many who played baseball and fastball organized themselves to create a recreational adult Slo-Pitch league. This Slo-Pitch league is made up of Delhi teams sponsored by local businesses. These teams play against each other throughout the year and have a yearend championship tournament in September.

It was not too long thereafter that Delhi Minor Baseball reorganized itself and once again started to field baseball teams. Delhi Minor Baseball is part of the Southern Counties Baseball Association, which includes Walsingham, Ingersoll, Tillsonburg, Aylmer, Simcoe, Port Dover and Caledonia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location information (reference #1)". Arena Maps. Retrieved 2008-11-04. 
  2. ^ "Location information (reference #2)". Got to Get! Ontario Minor Hockey. Archived from the original on 2008-10-30. Retrieved 2008-11-04. 
  3. ^ "Delhi Community Centre Arena". Norfolk County web site. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  4. ^ "Pageantry to kick off Harvestfest". Delhi News Record. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  5. ^ "Hockey information". Rink Time. Retrieved 2008-11-04. 
  6. ^ "Delhi Rockets hockey team information". Delhi Rockets. Archived from the original on 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 

Coordinates: 42°51′18″N 80°30′17″W / 42.854944°N 80.504647°W / 42.854944; -80.504647