National Soccer Development Centre
UBC’s Vancouver campus will be home to a new soccer training facility that will serve UBC’s varsity and REC athletes, Whitecaps FC men’s, women’s, and Residency teams, and Canada’s men’s, women’s and youth national teams. The facility is the result of a partnership between the university, the Government of BC, and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The centre, which will include two new artificial fields, three refurbished grass fields, and a fieldhouse, is scheduled for completion in 2015 in time for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. More than 50 per cent of the field time has also been dedicated to community programs.