Mayor Mike Hurley and representatives from City Council and the Parks Commission broke ground on Confederation Park’s covered sports box on April 18, marking a milestone in the construction of the new state-of-the-art facility. The finished facility will measure 200' x 85', equivalent to an NHL-sized ice surface.
“The covered sports box will create new opportunities for recreation in Burnaby for people of all ages,” said Mayor Mike Hurley. “From youth sports to community programming, this facility will allow us to host events, practices and games all year round in Confederation Park – one of the most popular parks in Burnaby.”
As a replacement for the former open-air lacrosse box, the new facility will feature some key improvements for players and spectators alike, including:
- a covered roof for weather protection
- spectator seating
- a well-lit space featuring translucent wall panels which provide plenty of natural light
- a multi-use court surface which will host lacrosse, ball hockey, basketball, volleyball, pickleball, and badminton
- open, non-programmed space available for leisure use
City staff are accommodating the lacrosse, ball hockey and inline sports groups which used the former facility at the Cariboo and Riverway lacrosse boxes during construction. Construction on this facility is expected to be finished before the end of 2023.
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