Terry Fox Field

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Terry Fox Field
Terry Fox Field.jpg
Former names Field 1
Location 8888 University Dr.
Burnaby, British Columbia
Coordinates 49°16′43″N 122°55′20″W / 49.278602°N 122.922324°W / 49.278602; -122.922324
Owner Simon Fraser University
Operator Department of Recreation and Athletics
Capacity 2500 (Permanent)
1000 (Temporary)
Surface Artificial Field Turf
Tenants
Simon Fraser Clan
Vancouver Whitecaps U-18 and U-16 Teams

Terry Fox Field is a multi-purpose sport field on Burnaby Mountain in Burnaby, British Columbia. It serves as the home field of the Simon Fraser Clan for association football, Canadian football (before 2010 season) and American football (from 2010 season to 2013 season) matches.[1] Simon Fraser University's men's lacrosse club also plays their home matches on Terry Fox Field, and Simon Fraser University's Department of Recreation and Athletics regularly hosts sport camps on Terry Fox Field.

Naming[edit]

The field is named after Terry Fox, who was once a student of Simon Fraser University and played for Simon Fraser Clan's junior varsity basketball team.[2]

A soccer scrimmage at Terry Fox Field.

Facility Information[edit]

As a multi-purpose field, there are overlapping permanent markings for American football, football and lacrosse on Terry Fox Field.[1] In order to accommodate Simon Fraser Clan's transition from CIS (playing Canadian football) to NCAA (playing American football), Terry Fox Field was re-turfed in 2011, with markings for a Canadian football field replaced with markings for an American football field.[1]

Terry Fox Field's tracks are classified as an IAAF Standard Track[1][3] with a water jump hurdle outside the bend. West to the field itself is a long jump facility built according to IAAF standards.[1]

Terry Fox Field was one of the few university varsity stadiums in Canada without permanent seating. But now has built a permanent seating grandstand for 2500 Spectators and room for 1000 temporary bleacher seats which can be added when needed, along with a new student union building built into the stadium and a new sports Facility.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Facility Information". Simon Fraser University Department of Recreation and Athletics. 
  2. ^ "About Terry Fox". Simon Fraser University. 
  3. ^ As opposed to "Double Bend" tracks. Details: IAAF Track and Field Facilities Manual 2008 Edition, International Association of Athletics Federations

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