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Richardson Stadium meeting held

On Feb. 26, the university hosted a meeting for West Campus neighbours to discuss the Richardson Stadium revitalization project.

Attendees were shown photos of the current stadium, conceptual images of design plans, and an architect’s video showing what the new stadium might look like.

Richardson Stadium has been a fixture at Queen’s for nearly 100 years. The original Richardson Stadium was built in 1921 and located on what is now Tindall Field, and in 1971 was rebuilt on its current site at West Campus. More than four decades later, the stadium is showing its age. In May 2013 an engineering report recommended the removal of sections of bleachers and later that summer temporary seating was installed at the field.

The 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.

The university plans to host an open public meeting on the revitalization project in March.

For more information about the revitalization project, visit the website. To receive the university's Community Update, a monthly newsletter containing stories of relevance to members of the Kingston community, email gir@queensu.ca