August 11, 2020 – The Island Games will be a truly made for TV event and we are very excited to be showcasing our new virtual and augmented reality technology in partnership with OneSoccer. On Thursday August 13 we will be unveiling Canada’s first virtual stadium for a professional sporting competition in Canada.
The League and OneSoccer have been working tirelessly to build a broadcast ready stadium facility from the ground up. It has been a challenging process, but like all things Canadian Premier League, we just make it happen. We were able to get stadium lights up and operational on Monday night and test the new technology for the first time and were very pleased with the results. Which puts us in a position to test this on Thursday for our Island Games Season Opener. As a result – we will be moving the Forge FC vs Cavalry FC to an evening match-up at 8:00pm ET / 9:00pm AT.
Should the technology and production quality meet our elevated expectations, we will immediately engage with our fans and supporters for their reaction and contemplate further schedule changes and evening matches for the Island Games.
Schedule by Club
Link to full league schedule: www.canpl.ca/schedule
About The Island Games
Charlottetown Prince Edward Island will be the host location for the Canadian Premier League’s 2020 season.
The Island Games will commence on Thursday, August 13 with all eight (8) Canadian Premier League Clubs participating: HFX Wanderers FC, Atlético Ottawa, York9 FC, Forge FC, Valour FC, FC Edmonton, Cavalry FC and Pacific FC. All matches will be played at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) FIFA quality Turf Field.
About the Canadian Premier League
Canadian Premier League (CPL) is Canada’s professional men’s soccer league that debuted on April 27, 2019. Headquartered in Toronto, ON, the Canadian Premier League features eight clubs from coast-to-coast. For updates and more information on the CPL, a league for Canadians by Canadians, visit CanPL.ca.
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