Published on Brock University (http://www.brocku.ca)
Jan. 13, 2009
At Thorold city council meeting, councillors agreed to work with Brock University to explore the development of an artificial turf sports field in the City of Thorold on the Glenridge Campus of Brock University.
Officials from the City of Thorold and Brock University will now work on a Memorandum of Understanding to articulate the support and resource needs required along with the roles and responsibilities of all parties as they relate to the key areas of the proposed project: business case and economic impact assessment, funding, project estimate and public relations.
“We believe universities should be engaged in the advancement of their communities – socially, economically and culturally,” said Brock University President Jack Lightstone. “This partnership with the City will enable us to co-operatively explore the possibility of developing a world-class sports facility that will greatly benefit our students, and residents of Thorold and the Niagara Region.”
The proposed multi-use field will benefit local groups such as boards of education sports teams and community clubs, and will draw visitors to the region for national tournaments and sports league games. In addition, the field will support excellence in varsity athletics at Brock University.