Timmins Regional Athletics & Soccer Complex
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- Location: 335 Theriault BlvdTimmins, OntarioP4N 8L4
- Value: $4.2M
- JLR Contact: Georges Quirion
- Related Projects: RMC Soccer Dome
This project, spearheaded by a small group of alumni from l’Association des anciens/anciennes de l’école secondaire catholique Thériault, was a partnership with the Timmins Porcupine Track and Field Club, Soccer North, local soccer clubs, school boards, and the City of Timmins. The complex includes a 400 m IAAF certified track and field facility, plus two natural turf soccer fields that comply with FIFA International standards.
An 8 m heavy timber cantilevered roof shelters the press boxes and the central section of the 1,000-seat concrete bleachers. Located beneath the bleachers is a 500 m² field house, which includes a canteen, change rooms, public washrooms, and a special events room. To ensure the facility provides top performance conditions at all times, an automated irrigation system and a network of sub-surface drains were included in the design.
The stringent IAAF and FIFA requirements the complex meets are an important factor in the calibre of events it hosts. Since its opening, the complex has garnered provincial-wide recognition as one of the best athletic facilities in Ontario, hosting such events as the Franco-Ontarien Summer Games and the Ontario Legion Provincial Championships for track and field. Located in the heart of the city and completed on schedule and within budget, this fine new complex continues to be a great source of pride for the community.