Situated beside the Brock University main campus and the Athletes Village, Canada Games Park is built to become new state-of-the-art sport facilities, preparing for 2022 Canada Summer Games hosted in Niagara.
These facilities will include a Sport and Abilities Center, featuring high-performance training facilities, a para-sport gymnasium, health and well-being facilities, two ice pads, and a 200-meter indoor track. A 400-meter track and field facility, six beach volleyball courts, and an outdoor cycling and environmental sustainability center will also be located outside of the Sport and Abilities Center.
The cost of building the Canada Games infrastructure projects are shared through funding from the Niagara Region, Niagara’s municipalities and higher levels of government.
Gary Comerford, Chair of the Brock University Board of Trustees, said that the 2022 Summer Games had the potential to be a transformative moment in the history of Niagara and this would be the largest sporting event ever held in the Niagara region, as well as the largest-ever Canada Games. Therefore, it will leave a long lasting legacy on the area on many levels, including new and upgraded facilities.
Canada Games Park will include a sport and ability center, gymnasiums, arenas, and an outdoor facility with a track, field and beach volleyball courts.
Canada Games Park shows a unique partnership between Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games, Brock University, Niagara Region, City of Thorold, and City of St. Catharines. After the 2022 Summer Games, Canada Games Park will be open to the community with the aim of providing opportunities for all, regardless of age or physical ability.
Niagara will welcome more than 5,000 young athletes competing at 18 venues across the region. In addition to Canada Games Park, there are other venues including Brock Sport Facilities, Brock University, Buffalo Canoe Club, Legends on the Niagara Golf Course – Battlefield Course, Meridian Centre, Oakes Park, Port Colborne, Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course, Scotiabank Convention Centre, Southward Park, The Club at White Oaks, Town of Pelham, Twelve Mile Creek, Welland Baseball Stadium, Welland International Flatwater Centre, and Youngs Sportsplex.