MNP Park

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MNP Park
MNP Park.jpg
Former namesKeith Harris Stadium (1998–2015)
Location1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5R1
Coordinates45°23′19″N 75°41′39″W / 45.38861°N 75.69417°W / 45.38861; -75.69417Coordinates: 45°23′19″N 75°41′39″W / 45.38861°N 75.69417°W / 45.38861; -75.69417
OwnerCarleton University
Capacity3,500
SurfaceFieldTurf
Tenants
Carleton Ravens (U Sports) (1998–present)
Ottawa Sooners (CJFL, QJFL) (1998–present)
Ottawa Fury (PDL) (2005–2007)
Ottawa Wolves RFC (ORU) (2008–2010)
Ottawa Fury FC (NASL) (2014)
Ottawa Outlaws (AUDL) (2015–2016, 2018–present)

MNP Park is a FieldTurf stadium located at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on the north-eastern edge of the university campus, where Bronson Avenue meets University Road. Previously known as Keith Harris Stadium from 1998 to August 2015, it was renamed MNP Park when the naming rights were sold to accounting firm MNP LLP.[1] Keith Harris served as the Director of Carleton Athletics for over 30 years and was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 2000.

The stadium is home to Carleton University Ravens Men's and Women's varsity soccer. It was also home to the Ottawa Fury soccer club. During the 2008 season, it also became the home field for the Ottawa Sooners football club. In 2010, the Ottawa Invaders called Keith Harris home as they join the Northern Football Conference. In 2013, the Carleton University Ravens football team will once again return to play at Keith Harris Stadium.

The stadium, supplied and installed by Sport Systems Canada Inc, has a seating capacity of 3,044, plus room for approximately 500 spectators on the "Perch", a hill on the east side of the stadium often used by students, for a total capacity of 3,500. Also, there are 3 state of the art press boxes complete with viewing platforms.

In 2011, the Carleton Board of Governors approved a plan for the expansion and renovation of the stadium.[2]

On October 11, 2013, the Ottawa Fury FC announced that the club had reached an agreement with Carleton University to stage its 2014 North American Soccer League (NASL) spring season games at Keith Harris Stadium. The agreement with Carleton University allowed the Ottawa Fury FC to play all five home games of the 9-game 2014 NASL spring season at Carleton while construction of the team's permanent home stadium at Lansdowne Park completed in time for the fall season.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carleton's Athletic Field Named MNP Park". newsroom.carleton.ca. August 26, 2015. Archived from the original on August 16, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "BOG approves renovations to Keith Harris Stadium". 7 December 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Ottawa Fury FC to Play NASL Spring Season Games at Carleton University". October 11, 2013. Archived from the original on October 14, 2013. Retrieved October 13, 2013.