Ottawa Plans for 100 New Soccer Fields
Ottawa announced plans yesterday to construct 100 new soccer fields over the next four years as a legacy project of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup.
FIFA declared Ottawa an official FIFA city.
Ottawa is one of six Canadian communities that will host the U-20 World Cup next June and July.
Soccer is the fastest growing sport in Ottawa. We have more people playing soccer now than hockey, and we have tremendous demand from all the people playing soccer.
The city already had plans to construct 40 new soccer fields by 2010, and that provincial funding could be available to help swell the total to 100.