Centennial Stadium

Centennial Stadium is a stadium located on the campus of the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The facility was built as a 1967 Canadian Centennial project to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Canadian confederation.[1]

Centennial Stadium
Centennial Stadium Victoria.jpg
LocationUniversity of Victoria
OwnerUniversity of Victoria
OperatorUniversity of Victoria
Capacity5,000
SurfaceNatural Grass
Rubberized 400m track
Construction
Broke ground1966
Opened1967
Construction cost$512,084
ArchitectSidall, Dennis and Associates
Tenants
Victoria Vikes (U Sports)
Victoria Highlanders (USL L2) (2016–present)

The original seating capacity was 3,000. The venue was renovated and temporarily expanded to 30,000 seats to serve as the main stadium of the 1994 Commonwealth Games. After the Commonwealth Games, the temporary seats were removed, leaving 2,000 new seats opposite the main grandstand for a total of 5,000 seats.

The stadium features a 400m synthetic rubberized track surface, as well as separate areas for long jump/triple jump, high jump, pole vault, discus, hammer, shot put, and javelin. Inside the track is a natural grass field for sports such as football and soccer.

Centennial Stadium is the home of the Victoria Vikes soccer team of Canadian Interuniversity Sport. It was also used as a soccer venue for the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Emergence of Architectural Modernism in Victoria - http://uvac.uvic.ca/Architecture_Exhibits/UVic_campus/buildings/Centennial_Stadium/

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Coordinates: 48°28′03″N 123°18′54″W / 48.467478°N 123.315031°W / 48.467478; -123.315031