Windsor Stadium

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Windsor Stadium
Little Big House
Coordinates 42°17′38″N 83°01′09″W / 42.2939°N 83.0191°W / 42.2939; -83.0191Coordinates: 42°17′38″N 83°01′09″W / 42.2939°N 83.0191°W / 42.2939; -83.0191
Owner Windsor Essex District County School Board
Operator Alpha Kai Omega Fraternity
Capacity 3,000
Surface Grass
Tenants
AKO Fraternity operates and mages Windsor Stadium. Windsor AKO Fratmen (Canadian Junior Football League) (1953-Present) Windsor Stars (CSL) (2004-Present)

Windsor Stadium is a 3,000-capacity stadium located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, the stadium is mainly used for Canadian Football and soccer, but has hosted rugby and other sports. It is home to the Ontario Football Conference team the Windsor AKO Fratmen and Canadian Soccer League team the Windsor Stars. Windsor Stadium is located within Jackson Park.

The Windsor AKO Fratmen Football Team is a Canadian Football team out of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The team has played out of the Canadian Junior Football League since the 1940s and won national titles in 1952, 1954, and 1999. The Fratmen have played at Fratmen Field at Windsor Stadium since 1953. The 2007 CSL All-star game was held at Windsor Stadium.[1]

The Alpha Kai Omega (AKO) Fraternity and dates back to 1929 making it the longest-running community organization providing a junior football program in Canada without interruption.[1]

The AKO Fraternity, a non-profit fraternal organization, was founded by a group of successful Windsor businessmen. After World War II concluded, in honour of its members who had sacrificed their lives in combat, the group rededicated its mission to helping youth through the sponsorship of amateur sports.

As the newly appointed “protector” or “gatekeeper” of the historic Windsor Stadium, the AKO Fraternity has made an enormous commitment to the restoration of the Windsor Stadium as well as the quality of the overall programming. Fundraising will play a vital role in the success of this project.

In addition to serving as the home field to the AKO Fraternity and the Greater Essex County District School Board (GECDSB), potential event activity will include various other levels of professional and amateur tournaments.

It is envisioned that AKO football will be one element of a larger, mixed-use development initiative that will include sports, festivals and entertainment. Marching bands, concert bands, jazz bands and pipe bands seeking a place to call “home” or to showcase their talent will see Windsor Stadium as an opportunity for fundraising activities. Concert, festival and special event planners looking for an affordable space will also find Windsor Stadium an attractive venue for outdoor events.


Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Countries Win Inaugural All Star". 2007-07-28. Retrieved 2012-07-07.