Sixteen Mile Sports Complex unveiled as name of town’s newest quad pad arena

New facility to open September 2010

March 26, 2010 – For immediate release
From more than 350 name suggestions submitted by Oakville residents as part of the Name the Quad Pad contest, David Nolan’s suggestion “Sixteen Mile Sports Complex” was unveiled today as the name for the town’s new state-of-the-art arena located at 3070 Neyagawa Boulevard.

“The name Sixteen Mile Sports Complex really reflects both the natural and historical features of the area,” said Mayor Burton. “Council heard from residents that we needed more facilities. This arena represents our dedication to addressing that need. It will benefit many groups across town and will be a great addition to our community.”

Nolan will receive a one-year family skate pass, an Oakville Blade’s season pass and a VIP invite to the official opening ceremony in September.

A selection committee for the contest consisting of community representatives from youth, sports and historical organizations, town staff and Councillors Roger Lapworth and Jeff Knoll, reviewed all names against the naming criteria. The committee’s recommendation was approved by Council on March 1.

The 196,000 square-foot Sixteen Mile Sports Complex will include a number of recreation and cultural facilities. The arena will feature a 1,500 seat Olympic-sized ice surface, three NHL-sized ice pads, two shooter pads, a restaurant and concession stands, three multi-purpose community rooms, a pro-shop, and in the future, a connection point to a community centre and aquatic facility.

“Sixteen Mile Sports Complex will be truly state-of-the-art,” said Domenic Lunardo, Commissioner, Community Services. “Construction has been going extremely well and is continuing on schedule. We’re pleased to have partnered with EllisDon who have enormous expertise in projects of this nature. We look forward to showing our community everything this arena has to offer at a grand opening celebration in September.”

The new quad pad arena will be part of Oakville’s 79-hectare sports park, currently known as North Park, scheduled to be completed in several phases.

In addition to the quad pad arena, the first phase of construction includes two lit soccer fields — one artificial turf and one natural grass — opening in spring 2011. Future construction will include a cricket pitch, leash-free dog zone, BMX/skateboard facility, splash pad, playground, a community centre, aquatic facility and library.

For more information visit the north park web page.

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For more information contact:

Domenic Lunardo
Commissioner, Community Services
Town of Oakville
905-815-6045
dlunardo@oakville.ca

Gisele Shaw
Manager, Corporate Communiciations
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext 3166
gshaw@oakville.ca


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