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June 19, 2015

Ajax Council to officially open state-of-the-art artificial turf soccer fields

New turf meets FIFA international standards & extends season for local user groups 

In time for the busy soccer season, Ajax Council with the assistance of the Ajax Football Club will officially open two new artificial turf soccer fields located at the Ajax Community Centre along Monarch Road. 

Date: Monday, June 22, 2015

Time: 6:15 p.m.

Location: Monarch Soccer Fields, Ajax Community Centre, 75 Centennial Rd.

              Please park in the south lot at the Ajax Community Centre.

 

About the Monarch Artificial Turf Soccer Fields

- The $3.5 million project was initiated to accommodate the President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark for the 2015 Pan Am Games. 

- The project was jointly funded by the Town and TO2015.

- The two fields are 64-metres (70-yards) wide and 100-metres (109-yards) long and meet FIFA’s international standards.

- The fields will be FIFA certified, which will allow for international matches and attract high level soccer clubs to play in Ajax.

- To protect the turf, an eight-foot (2.4-metre) fence has been installed around the fields, with a 20-foot (six-metre) section behind the nets. 

- The newly-installed drainage system allows the fields to drain in seconds after a rainfall. 

- The new fields allow for an extended playing season into November. Currently, the Town closes its natural fields in September.

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Media Contact:

Rachael Wraith, Senior Communications Officer

905-619-2529, ext. 3325

C – 289-314-4992