The Calgary Multisport Fieldhouse Society is very pleased that on May 27, 2019 Calgary City Council approved funding of $19 million for the detailed design of a multipurpose fieldhouse and overall planning for Foothills Athletic Park.
Councillor George Chahal, Chair of the Foothills Athletic Park Redevelopment Advisory Committee, stated in a news release:
“The redevelopment of the Foothills Athletic Park including a new multisport fieldhouse are critical pieces of infrastructure that will benefit the community and all Calgarians. The City of Calgary has identified a fieldhouse as a top unfunded recreational priority for years and has been in discussions as far back as 1967. This multisport recreational facility will enhance the livability, health and well-being of many Calgarians through its focus on a variety of recreational and sporting activities.”
CMFS applauds this major step forward for this long awaited facility to serve the sport and recreation needs of active people of all ages and abilities. CMFS will continue its advocacy to promote construction of the facility and ensure that it meets the sport and recreation needs of Calgarians.