The City of Edmonton is seeking public input on its “Medium Size Stadium Strategy” regarding potential upgrades to Clarke Park. The discussion revolves around the creation of a new field for soccer and calls for new turf to be installed at Clarke – which would be a good thing. However, the proposal calls for permanent soccer lines to be put on the field while lines for football would only be painted on “as needed”.
We believe that any new turf MUST have permanent football lines or else amateur football at all levels has no guaranteed use (especially if it rains or snows which would prevent the temporary lines from being painted on the field). We would be at the mercy of the weather and a promise that they will be painted.
We ask that your take the online survey (it’s only four questions) and when you get to the fourth question indicate that you do not support that permanent soccer lines be placed on the field with only temporary football lines. You can read the strategy and complete the online survey here: www.edmonton.ca/mediumsizestadium
The survey deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Clarke Parke has been an essential site for minor football (the only turf field serving North Edmonton), High School, and Junior programs. Field space is at a premium and any renovation, or changes, to the facility that would prevent football from accessing the field would have a negative impact on the viability of our programs. We encourage all members to participate and have a voice in continued use of Clarke Park by the football community!
Special Meeting to discuss Midget Season