The revitalization of Richardson Stadium is not just the building of a new stadium; it’s the building of a strong varsity sports program, and the building of a strong, leading university overall. Queen’s is committed to engaging with the Queen’s and Kingston communities as the revitalization process moves forward. We look forward to hearing your thoughts and opinions on the stadium project.
As part of its ongoing consultation and outreach process for the revitalization of Richardson Stadium, Queen’s University will host an information session to update community neighbors on the stadium’s construction and to answer questions.
All are invited to the meeting, which will take place on Wednesday, July 6 at 6 pm in Room 101 of Queen’s School of Kinesiology and Health Studies building (28 Division St.).
“Construction has proceeded very well and it is exciting to see that the new stadium is really taking shape,” says Leslie Dal Cin, Executive Director, Athletics and Recreation. “The new facility will provide an enhanced venue for Queen’s and community sporting activities and will be a valuable resource for Kingston.”
Construction of the revitalized stadium began in July 2015 and was made possible thanks to generous philanthropic support. The revitalized stadium will feature improved facilities and a new synthetic turf field. An improved sound system at the stadium will help reduce the sound levels experienced by the local neighbourhood and the new lighting design will reduce light trespass into the neighbourhood.
The official opening of the stadium is planned for September 17, coinciding with the stadium’s inaugural football game as the Queen’s Gaels host the Western Mustangs.