SFU breaks ground on $10M-plus stadium on Burnaby Mountain

Simon Fraser University is breaking ground Tuesday as construction begins on the SFU stadium project.

This is a joint initiative by SFU and Simon Fraser Student Society that is estimated to be completed in the summer of 2020. SFU students have made a $10-million contribution to the facility.

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The stadium will provide student-athletes with a permanent outdoor home. For the first time in the university’s history, SFU sports teams will play in a home stadium on campus. 

The stadium will become the permanent home to Canada’s NCAA teams. It will feature seating for approximately 1,800, a full roof, washroom facilities and a media centre. In future phases, the stadium project could expand to include other amenities, such as a field house with team locker rooms.

As a part of the agreement, the University will provide any additional funding necessary to complete the first phase of the project. SFU will manage the project and Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) will contribute annually to the University from 2019-2030 through a special student levy.

SFU will contribute an additional $50,000 annually to the SFSS from 2016-2030 to assist undergraduate students (SFSS members) experiencing financial challenges as a result of the levy.

FAST FACTS:

  • The stadium project is a student-led initiative to enhance the student experience on campus, and provide a permanent home for Canada’s NCAA teams
  • The stadium project will feature seating for approximately 1,800, a full roof, washroom facilities and media centre.
  • A $10-million contribution from SFU students will help fund the project, while the University will fund any additional costs.
  • SFU will manage the project and SFSS will contribute annually to the University through a special student levy.
  • SFU will contribute an additional $50,000 annually to the SFSS from 2016-2030 to assist undergraduate students (SFSS members) experiencing financial challenges due to the levy.
  • In future phases the stadium project may expand to include other amenities.  

 

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