Artificial Sports Field and Air-supported Dome, Royal Military College

Services Offered

  • Architectural
  • Structural
  • Civil
  • Location:
    Kingston, Ontario
  • Value: $5M
  • Client: Defence Construction Canada
  • JLR Contact: Randy Romanin
  • Related Projects: Timmins Regional Athletics & Soccer Complex

Project Details

The Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) is part of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Kingston. RMCC identified a requirement for a 75 m x 110 m synthetic turf sports field under a permanent inflatable dome to accommodate soccer and rugby for its intramural and varsity sports programs. The campus sports dome was designed to meet the requirements of both the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and the Standard Rugby Union.

JLR provided architectural and engineering consulting services, including: site selection configuration and layout, site servicing, grading and stormwater management, architectural and structural design, as well as on-site review of construction activities. Existing watermain and a sanitary sewer lines were relocated to accommodate the new facility.

The project also included design and construction of long-term student and short- term visitor parking. Stormwater management for the site was provided through retention in the new parking area.