GANDER, N.L. — A new sport multiplex facility which includes a FIFA regulation-sized outdoor soccer field and an eight lane 400-metre rubberized running track will be constructed in the Town of Gander, N.L.
This sports facility will be an important hub for the community and will create immediate and long-term jobs as well as promote economic growth in the Town of Gander.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $2.2 million towards this project through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Town of Gander are also contributing over $2.2 million to the project.
“Today’s announcement enables us to proceed immediately with phase one construction, creating local employment for the construction industry and resulting in a facility that residents and stakeholders throughout the region and across the province can enjoy,” said Percy Farwell, mayor of the Town of Gander, in a statement. “Financial support from other levels of government is critical to enabling the Town of Gander to continue to move forward as a progressive community and regional service center, with quality infrastructure developed in a fiscally responsible manner.”