CIBC ATHLETICS STADIUM - 2015 PAN AM GAMES

Greenhorizons Sod Farms was commissioned to build the soccer field for the 2015 Pan Am Games hosted at York University in Toronto.

Key Details

Project Owner

York University

Project Location

Ian McDonald Blvd, York University

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Case Study

Building a Legacy Field

A new stadium was being built for the TO 2015 Pan Am Games, to host all Track & Field events including shot put, javelin, discus and hammer throw - all which can be hard on turf. The goal was to build a legacy field which would benefit the athletic program at York University after the Pan Am Games were over. It was determined the field would need to be ready to perform at an optimum level regardless of weather. It was decided a drainage rate of between 8 and 12 inches per hour was desired to handle Southern Ontario’s potential for heavy rain, so an engineered growing medium was specified. Greenhorizons GHG Ultimate Sports Turf Systemâ„¢ was selected for the field to ensure no impediment to the draining ability of the engineered sand growing medium. Greenhorizons performed its ProXstablishment Professional Turf Management Program, post installation, as well as maintained the field throughout the Pan Am Games.

Challenges

The Pan Am Games had an opening ceremony that would require the turf field to be covered by a large plastic floor for two days. Our challenge after the opening ceremonies were complete, was to remove the floor and make sure the natural sports turf was still in world class condition for the events to start the next morning.

Results

Athletes and staff comments where second to none on the performance and overall durability of Greenhorizons’ GHG Natural Sports Turf Systemâ„¢. Getting the field competition ready after the opening ceremonies was a challenge that our staff at Greenhorizons Sod Farms had no problem rising to.

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Hamilton

Hamilton Sod

2907 Upper James St.
Mount Hope, ON
L0R 1W0
(905) 389-1315

Cambridge

Compact Sod

1625 Kossuth Rd.
Cambridge, ON
N3H 4R6
(519) 653-7494

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London

Middlesex Sod

4227 Dundas St.
London, ON
N5V 5C6
(519) 268-7518

Oakville

Ontario Sod

2376 Royal Windsor Dr.
Oakville, ON
L6J 7Y2
(905) 849-1915

Niagara

Niagara Sod

130 Bunting Rd.
St. Catharines,
ON L2P 3G5
(905) 984-8448

Halton

Halton Sod

(905) 878-1011

Brampton

Brampton Sod

(905) 450-5715