Pacific FC is building the game of soccer in its community in more ways than one, with the Vancouver Island-based club announcing Friday an investment of $5 million has been made to develop a massive new field house in Langford, B.C.
The 55,000-square foot facility, built on land the club is leasing from the City of Langford, would be the largest indoor field in British Columbia, with the club outlining that this venture comes from a belief in “promoting the local sports community.”
Pacific FC club president Josh Simpson added, as per the Times Colonist: “We are doing the best things we can for the development of our players and to make a positive impact on the Island.
“This is something that is screaming to be built here. We are leasing the land from Langford, but this facility is our own investment. We’re really excited about this.”
Simpson added: “We want to build the culture of soccer and how do you do that? You get facilities like this one. It’s going to make soccer fun.”
The ongoing partnership between the Canadian Premier League (CPL) club and the City of Langford was a key component behind the decision for the location, Pacific FC explained, outlining that the facility is located near Langford Lake, in the Kettle Creek Crescent area.
“We’re very excited about the new indoor training facility Pacific FC is building in Langford,” said city mayor Stew Young. “Not only does this year-round venue add another artificial turf to our community, but it provides opportunities for youth, community groups and high performance teams to practice and compete at the next level no matter how bad the weather is.”
The field will be used by Pacific FC for training, and will also be available for leasing to other sporting outfits and community teams from the national level to the youth level in the region.
Check out Pacific FC’s Instagram Storiesto watch behind-the-scenes footage of construction for this new project.