Gordie Howe Bowl
is a football stadium located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
, Canada. It was opened September 30, 1960. It is the home of the Saskatoon Hilltops
, who play in the Prairie Football Conference of the Canadian Junior Football League
and is also used for high school football. It is located on the southwest corner of the city. The city considered closing the stadium in 2006 due to maintenance costs.
In 2008, a master plan for Gordie Howe Bowl was formulated and the facility was expected to receive $
30 million for expansion and upgrades. It would have included artificial turf, an additional eight lane track complete with a throws and jump area, and expanded bleacher seating for 6500 spectators.
Athletic facilities including public washrooms, change rooms and concession, and fencing were to be constructed in the first phase, costing $12.4 million. The cost would have been shared by the federal government ($4.1 million), the city ($2.9 million), corporate sponsors ($1.4 million) and admission levy ($4 million). The second phase was expected to cost $12.8 million and provide new bleachers, a new press box, additional washrooms, concessions, meeting rooms, landscaping and an entry plaza. Phase 3 of the project, pegged at $4.8 million, would have provided a paved parking lot, private boxes and more landscaping. The bowl improvements would enable hosting of soccer and track and field teams.
Renovations were delayed... Read More