media release

Media Opportunity: SFU Stadium groundbreaking—March 19 @ 10:15AM

March 18, 2019

Steve Frost, Athletics and Recreation, 778.782.4057,
Justin Wong, Communications and Marketing, 778.782.3035,

Simon Fraser University is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the start of construction on the SFU Stadium project. This joint initiative by SFU and Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) aims to transform the student experience on campus and is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2020.

The SFU Stadium will provide student athletes with a permanent outdoor home and transform campus life, creating a vibrant meeting place that connects students, alumni and the community. For the first time in the university’s history, SFU sports teams will play in a home stadium on campus.

Guests will come together to enjoy sports and entertainment in a comfortable campus facility overlooking the Lower Mainland, with covered, theatre-style seating close to the field for an enhanced spectator experience.

WHEN: March 19, 2019 at 10:15 a.m.
: SFU’s Burnaby campus by Terry Fox Field

Media Opportunities: media are free to take additional photos following the ceremony as well as interview SFU student athletes, SFSS vp student services Samer Rihani, SFU president Andrew Petter or SFU athletics director Theresa Hanson.

Featured Amenities:

  • Spectacular sightlines
  • Seating for 1,800 spectators
  • Accessible concourse, seating, and washrooms
  • Roof canopy covering a large portion of the seating
  • Broadcast and media facilities
  • Integrated sound system
  • Fully accessible VIP/sponsor box
  • Coaches booths
  • Improved access from the Lorne Davies Centre to the Terry Fox Field and Track

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As Canada's engaged university, SFU is defined by its dynamic integration of innovative education, cutting-edge research and far-reaching community engagement. SFU was founded more than 50 years ago with a mission to be a different kind of university—to bring an interdisciplinary approach to learning, embrace bold initiatives, and engage with communities near and far. Today, SFU is Canada’s leading comprehensive research university and is ranked one of the top universities in the world. With campuses in British Columbia’s three largest cities – Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey – SFU has eight faculties, delivers almost 150 programs to over 35,000 students, and boasts more than 150,000 alumni in 130 countries around the world.

Simon Fraser University: Engaging Students. Engaging Research. Engaging Communities.

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