Queen’s University’s revitalization of Richardson Stadium took another key step forward this week as the installation of the new artificial turf field got underway.
Student-athletes will play on Revolution 360, the latest innovative product from industry-leader FieldTurf. Revolution 360 is rated as the industry’s most durable fibre and has been installed at fields and stadiums across North America, including Mosaic Stadium (home of Saskatchewan Roughriders), Gillette Stadium (home of the NFL's New England Patriots and MLS's New England Revolution) and CenturyLink Field (home of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks & MLS's Seattle Sounders).
Completion of the field is expected to take several weeks.
The revitalization project started at Richardson Stadium in July 2015 and will be completed before the Queen’s Gaels football team’s home opener on Sept. 17, as they host the Western Mustangs. A soccer event will follow on Sept. 18 as the Gaels men’s and women’s teams host the Carleton Ravens, this is an open event and all are welcome to attend
For spectators, the stadium is fully accessible, with integrated and varied seating options, improved sightlines bringing fans closer to the field action and a convenient east side main entrance. An array of enhanced amenities are available including: a new box office, new washrooms, concessions located on east and west side, an upper concourse with access to both sides of the field, new video board and sound system, modern stadium lighting, paved parking with reserved access and several VIP boxes.
To purchase season tickets or to learn more about the stadium, visit richardsonstadium.com.
The Richardson Stadium revitalization project is a priority within Queen’s $500-million Initiative Campaign. It is the next step in the university’s efforts to enhance its athletics and recreation facilities to promote the health and wellness of all students. Other recent projects include the Athletics and Recreation Centre and the redevelopment of Tindall, Nixon, and Miklas-McCarney fields.