Sudbury Races To Rebuild Track
McGuinty Government Funds Laurentian Track And Field Complex Upgrades
Renovations to the Laurentian Track and Field complex will once again make Sudbury a premier outdoor athletics event site in Northern Ontario.
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is investing $865,400 to rebuild the track, relocate the running pits and upgrade the sports field, lighting and stands.
Renovations to the track and field complex support Sudbury's bid to host upcoming events such as the National Francophone Games in 2011, future Paralympic activities as well as regional and provincial secondary school event competitions.
- The Laurentian track and field complex is operated by the City of Greater Sudbury in partnership with Laurentian University and the four local school boards. The tartan track is in need of a significant upgrade to meet the standard for high level championships.
“A renovated track and field complex will help attract major sporting events to Sudbury and that helps the hospitality and retail sectors.”
“Our community has hosted important provincial and national level sporting events at Laurentian over the years and we will now be able to continue to do so.”