Brad Norris-Jones, PFC executive vice-president of operations, said Saturday’s game is “trending toward a sellout” of more than 6,000 fans.
“We have applied for grants to move the pole, which would then allow us to build the bleachers along the other sideline of the field,” said Manton.
Manton said the power pole could be moved by next May. The final 2,000-seat grandstand should be in place by the 2021 or 2022 sports season.
Also opening Saturday in conjunction with the stadium will be the Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground in honour of the RCMP officer, wife and mother of two killed in the line of duty by a drunk driver in Langford. The playground is located directly behind the main Westhills Stadium grandstand and in front of the Rugby Canada Al Charron training centre.
The Rotary Club of West Shore has been instrumental in the fundraising, which helped get the $250,000 playground completed.
“The rubberized surface of the playground is in RCMP colours,” Manton said.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 24 August 2019 - 04:31 AM.