Project Overview

The new outdoor soccer complex will have multiple natural and artificial soccer fields, a washroom/changeroom building, parking lot and internal trails.  The soccer complex will be located at 880 Linden Drive (corner of Fountain St and Linden Dr.), situated between the Blair and Preston areas of Cambridge, and in close proximity to highway 401. 

The City of Cambridge is proud to partner with Conestoga College to deliver this exciting  new facility.

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Protecting our natural resources

We are focused on ensuring that environmental sustainability principles and innovative approaches are embedded throughout our development process.

This includes the following efforts:

  • The north and west side of the site are bordered by a Provincially Significant Woodlot; significant setbacks have been applied to ensure ongoing woodlot protection. 
  • Setbacks have been applied to archaeological areas on site that were identified in Stage 1 through 4 archaeological investigations.
  • Wildlife protection fencing will be installed to prevent turtles from nesting within the soccer site and to keep people away from the inactive Bald Eagle nest. 
  • Ecologists have prepared a detailed monitoring and mitigation strategy for the Bald Eagles. The strategy will be implemented during construction and throughout the first three years the facility is in operation.

These efforts have been made possible through consultation with: 

  • Indigenous groups
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Grand River Conservation Authority
  • Rare Charitable Research Reserve
  • Region of Waterloo’s Ecological and Environmental Advisory Committee

Timeline

2021 – Design / Consultation / Approvals

2022 – Tender & Contract Award

2022-2023 - Construction

2023 - Grand Opening

Progress to date

  • Due diligence studies completed 2018 - 2020
  • Public consultation completed - Spring/Summer 2021  
  • Conceptual design completed - June 2021
  • Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee endorsement - July 2021
  • Council approved design and budget - August 2021
  • Detailed design and approvals
  • Tender and award
  • Ground-breaking  July 2022 (photo below)
    Soccer complex ground breaking

 

Upcoming work

  • Construction 2022-2023

Conceptual Design

Conceptual design

Amenity Building

Fountain St Soccer Amenity Building

Get involved

Public consultation was completed in 2021. A link to the survey and the presentation materials can be found here.


Contact information

Shane Taylor, OALA, CSLA
Project Lead - Recreation Services
Community Development Department
City of Cambridge
(519) 623-1340 ext. 4567