West Kelowna wants to build a soccer dome similar to the one in Kelowna. Image: Kelowna United

Okanagan multi-sport dome completion on track

City council got an update on the $4.1 million West Kelowna project

The completion of the West Kelowna new multi-sport dome is still on track for a fall opening.

City council received an update on the dome earlier this week at its regular council meeting with revised information on the construction of the dome on McDougall Road in Rose Valley. The expected opening date remains Oct. 31, after city staff initially set the dome’s opening in April.

“It’s really quite impressive to see it come together,” said Coun. Stephen Johnston.

READ MORE: West Kelowna multi-sport dome set for fall open

The update included how the dome’s surrounding construction is finalizing, including the Rose Valley transmission water main and sanitary sewer station that will service the facility. Irrigation lines, electrical work and natural gas lines have also been installed, which completes the costs of the $4.1 million project.

After reviewing the updated photos and projections of the artificial turfs projected look, council members expressed approval for the bang-for-their-buck the city received.

“You can see why the cost is more than just pumping up a dome,” said Coun. Doug Findlater.

A City of West Kelowna logo has also be sewn into the turf.

The artificial turf at the dome is projected to have a seven to 15-year lifespan and the supporting material underneath the turf, which adds to the turf’s “bounciness”, is projected to have a 20-year lifespan. The turf is scheduled to be completed by week’s end with city staff learning how to maintain the turf and the facility in the coming weeks.

READ MORE: Okanagan FC on critical final stretch of season

One of the concerns during the dome’s completion was the costs of additional washrooms. A washroom facility was eventually added to the project’s initial $3.8 million budget, and will now be built separately from the dome. This drew concerns from council members — especially for the winter months — but was reportedly needed to be separate from the dome to ensure the dome’s structure.

READ MORE: Costs mount for West Kelowna multi-sport facility

Westside Youth Soccer put almost $700,000 into the dome’s construction and will be one of the largest users with youth soccer being able to run through the winter with the dome’s heating.

The city and collaborating sports partners will be discussing rental rates for the dome within the next few council meetings.

More information can be found at westkelownacity.ca.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

City of West Kelowna

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Community drums up support for Vernon hospital workers

Even health care workers and fellow first responders turned out to show love

UPDATE: 6.5-magnitude earthquake in Idaho shakes B.C. Interior

An earthquake was reportedly felt just before 5 p.m. throughout the Okanagan

COVID-19: Non-profit 3D printing face shields for local hospital

‘The response has been completely overwhelming’

WATCH: Vernon nurse shares fears for frontline workers

Craig Gallagher shares video explaining mental and physical stress health-care workers face

COVID-19: No tickets for parking downtown Vernon

Council considers free parking to encourage local shopping in ‘ghost town’ city centre hit by COVID-19

B.C. records five new COVID-19 deaths, ‘zero chance’ life will return to normal in April

Province continue to have a recovery rate of about 50 per cent

South Okanagan first responders salute hospital workers

“You’re awesome” and “Thank you” say Penticton first responders, passing by emergency entrance

John Horgan extends B.C.’s state of emergency for COVID-19

Premier urges everyone to follow Dr. Bonnie Henry’s advice

B.C.’s first community COVID-19 death was dentist ‘dedicated’ to health: lawyer

Vincent was 64 when he died on March 22 after attending the Pacific Dental Conference

Two inmates at prison housing Robert Pickton test positive for COVID-19

Correctional Service of Canada did not release any details on the identities of the inmates

‘April Fools’ social media prank leads to criminal investigation in Osoyoos

Post claims individuals will be canvassing door to door seeking housing for seasonal workers

Stay inside vehicles on Interior ferry crossings to prevent spread of COVID-19: B.C. government

Glade, Kootenay and Arrow Lakes some of the ferry crossings in Interior

Grocery pickups and other supports available for Shuswap seniors living at home

BC 211 is another way to connect with Shuswap Better at Home program

Neighbours surprise and move Shuswap health-care worker with their appreciations

Residents in subdivision greet neighbour on return from work at Salmon Arm hospital

Most Read