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To address the increasing demand for recreational amenities in one of the fastest growing areas of the city, we are investing in a new athletic complex in the northeast community of Saddle Ridge. The Northeast Athletic Complex will include an outdoor athletic park (with a dedicated cricket field and four multi-use rectangular artificial turf fields) and an indoor fieldhouse. Once complete, the athletic complex will elevate Calgary’s reputation as a leading destination for hosting national and international tournaments and events. The athletic complex will provide much needed indoor and outdoor multi-use recreation spaces to respond to the growing demand for year-round opportunities to practice, play, train and compete.

The athletic complex will be located on a 34.56-acre site at the northwest corner of 80th Ave. N.E. and Metis Trail N.E.

Over the next five years this area of the city is expected to grow by approximately 53,000 residents. The athletic complex will serve as a community hub, fostering social connectivity, and healthy, active and creative living. This investment aligns with Council’s commitment to build strong communities, making it easier for Calgarians to live, play and connect.

The athletic complex will include:

  • A dedicated cricket field with lighting and spectator seating to host local, regional and national games and events – the first of its kind in Calgary;
  • An indoor fieldhouse;
  • Four multi-use rectangular artificial turf fields to accommodate a wide range of field sports; and
  • Supporting amenities (parking, greenspaces, plaza, pathways etc.).

The athletic park (one dedicated cricket field and four multi-use rectangular artificial turf fields) is fully funded. Currently, the fieldhouse is only partially funded.

This spring and summer, we are gathering input from Calgarians to explore supporting amenities and uses for the athletic complex as we develop a Master Plan for the site. Your input, along with technical expertise from The City, will guide planning, design and the development of a long-term vision for the site, reflecting community and regional needs.

Sean Chu

Sean Chu arrived in Calgary from Taiwan in 1985 speaking not a word of English, and within 7 years he was a sworn officer with the Calgary Police Service. From that point on Sean worked with the Calgary Police Service as on Officer for 21 years in a number of roles until 2013.

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