Centennial Stadium (1967)


centennialIn co-operation with the Greater Victoria Centennial Society, the university planned and built this community stadium during the years 1966 and 1967 to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of Canadian Confederation. It consists of a 3,000-seat stadium with cantilever roof, a glass-enclosed press box, dressing rooms, washrooms, equipment storage rooms, officials room, ticket booths, concession booths, a running track, a playing field and other athletic facilities. The cost of the project was met by grants from the Federal and Provincial Governments and from the Municipalities of Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay and Esquimalt. Extensive renovations of the track surface were carried out in 1977 and again in 1987.






Facts and Figures


Architect: Siddall, Dennis & Associates
Structural: A. B. Sanderson, [Vancouver]
Mechanical: F. T. Gardiner, P. Eng.
Electrical: Spratt & Associates
Contractor: R. A. Hall Ltd.
Contract: $510,981 (July 19, 1966); $514,526

Track reconstruction (1977): Amalgamated Recreation Engineers & Network Associates Ltd. (A.R.E.N.A. Ltd.) [West Vancouver], Victoria Paving Company Ltd.

Project cost: $145,000

Track reconstruction (1987): Willis, Cunliffe, Tait & Company Ltd. Arena Sports & Recreation Consultants Ltd., [N. Vancouver], Continental Sport Tracks Ltd., [Burnaby], Island Asphalt Ltd.
Project cost: $512,084


See UVic's maps and buildings description.




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