Overhaul underway for UoGuelph Alumni Stadium

April 25, 2012

The University of Guelph's Alumni Stadium is now undergoing a complete overhaul. The $4.9-million project involves replacing the grass field with turf, resurfacing and widening the existing 400-metre track, installing new stadium lighting, planting, and landscaping. "It’ll be one of the premier collegiate fields in the country," says the VP of Davan Site Contractors. Currently, there are only 5 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) class 2 tracks in Canada, he says. UoGuelph's new track will become the sixth. "IAAF certified tracks mean you can host premier track events," the VP says. "It’ll be a world class facility." Guelph Mercury