Media Advisory– For Immediate Release Wednesday, August 31, 2011
County Sportsplex Groundbreaking
When: Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Where: 1 mile west of the County Administration Building on 84 Ave., ½ mile south on 108 St. Site is located on east side of road.
Who: County of Grande Prairie No. 1
Reeve Everett McDonald, County of Grande Prairie
County of Grande Prairie Council members
Why: The public is invited to join the County of Grande Prairie at a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the commencement of the construction of the County Sportsplex. The 176,043 square-foot regional facility will house two ice rinks and an indoor soccer pitch.
County Sportsplex Budget
Council approved the new budget for the guaranteed price of $29,192,359. The original budget was $26 million. Administration attributed the higher than anticipated tenders to the decision to expand the size of the indoor soccer facility to a full half pitch and running track. This was a 36% increase (47,173 sq. ft.) in the size of the facility. The cost per sq. ft. actually dropped from $189 in the original proposal to $175.54 after tendering. The funds will be taken from the Capital Reserve Fund.