BMO COASTAL SOCCER CENTRE
Coastal FC’s $5 million state of the art indoor soccer facility provides the best possible environment for footballing excellence within the province. With weather elements being identified as a major barrier to player development in Canada, the BMO Indoor Soccer Centre is the largest purpose built facility of its kind in the lower mainland and sets a new standard for player development facilities within the country. The inspirational environment, which is free from the harsh elements of the Canadian weather, allows Coastal to focus on a player development strategy that aims to produce the next generation of high performance, professional, and national team players. The combination of FIFA approved 3G turf, indoor training, professional coaching, and an innovative curriculum creates a developmental experience like no other.
Our new BMO Coastal Soccer Centre (BMO CSC), formerly known as the Indoor Training Facility, is under construction as South Surrey Athletic Park. We are very excited about the Centre, and the premium training environment that it will offer our players, parents, and community.
Coastal FC would like to acknowledge the contributions of the City of Surrey, the Province of BC, and BMO, our Naming Sponsor and financing partner, for their contributions and support for the Centre. Without their support this great facility would not be possible.
Where will the BMO Soccer Centre be located?
The Centre will be located just to the east of the northeast diamond at Softball City, between the outfield and the urban forest.
How big will the Centre be?
The turf field will be over 33,000 square feet, and will measure 35 yards by 103 yards.
What will the building be made of?
The building will be a fire-retardant fabric supported by metal trusses. The floor inside will be artificial turf. The fabric exterior will have a life of approximately 30 years. There will be a fabric liner on the inside to provide a clean, finished interior surface.
Will the facility have offices/meeting space and washrooms?
The BMO Coastal Soccer Centre will have a small club office, plus three washrooms connected to the turf field. Dedicated meeting space is not provided, although we still can access meeting space in both Softball City and the Rotary Field House.
Will Coastal FC own the BMO Coastal Soccer Centre?
Coastal FC will have a long-term lease in place for the Centre, but we will not own it. Basically, the City provides the land, we provide the building, and we get a long-term lease (30+ years) for a nominal fee. Improvements in city parks (city-owned land) need to be owned by the City.
How will the Centre be paid for?
Funds to build the facility will come from 3 main sources:
Our Special Project Fund
Contributions from the Province of BC and the City of Surrey
The Naming Sponsorship Agreement with BMO
Fundraising, Sponsorship, and Grants
Are our registration fees paying for the BMO CSC?
Aside from the Special Projects Fund (see below), the operation and financing of the BMO Coastal Soccer Centre is expected to support itself through fees for the programs using the facility. Programs that operate in the facility will have the costs of the facility built into their registration fees. We do not anticipate increasing general registration fees (i.e. for programs that do not use the facility) to pay for the facility.
What is the Special Projects Fund?
Back in 2009, Peace Arch and Semiahmoo partnered to pay for the development of the warm-up area on Field 9. To pay for this, both clubs instituted a Special Projects Fee on registrations. Coastal FC continued this practice and charges the Special Projects Fee once per year for each registered player. The Special Projects Fund provides financial resources for various investments in our facilities and fields. Coastal FC will use the current balance in the Special Projects Fund for the BMO Coastal Soccer Centre. While ongoing Special Projects Fund contributions may initially support the facility in the short term, the longer-term projections are for the BMO Coastal Soccer Centre to be financially self-supporting.
What kind of sponsorship will be available?
BMO has generously stepped up to be our Naming Sponsor.
But other opportunities exist for additional sponsors to support our programming and gain exposure with banners and other media inside the facility. Details of the various sponsorship opportunities will be made available in the future.
When do you expect the BMO CSC to open?
The BMO Coastal Soccer Centre is currently under construction. You will see the progress as you visit South Surrey Athletic Park. The Centre is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019.
Some current milestones include:
Oct 2014 Presentation to Parks, Recreation & Sport Tourism Committee
May 2015 Coastal awarded RFEOI to construct and operate the Facility
July 2016 Development Permit submitted
May 2016 Approval of Special Resolutions for Lease Agreement, Financing, and Construction approved at Coastal FC SGM
Dec 2016 Development Permit Awarded, Lease with City signed
Mar 2017 Province of BC funding received ($250,000)
Mar 2017 Building Permit Submission
May 2018 Building Permit Awarded
June 2018 Construction Start
Early 2019 Construction Complete
SPRING 2019 Grand Opening