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Upgraded Masich Place Stadium will see B.C.’s top track and field athletes in 2021

City says plans still in place to upgrade amenities before next year’s Jamboree
The track at Prince George's Masich Place Stadium. (via Hanna Petersen)

Masich Place, one of Prince George’s premier outdoor athletics facilities, showed off its new near $5-million upgrades to the public in September 2018.

Since its grand re-opening, the stadium has played host to several sporting events both locally and regionally, and, as of this week, it’ll add another provincial championship to the resume in 16 months.

Together with Prince George’s own club, Masich Place Stadium was selected to host the 2021 BC Athletics Track and Field Championship.

According to the organization, the Jamboree, as its called, is the Meet that further develops track and field athletes on the road to the BC Summer Games, national championships and the Summer Olympics.

“With the renovations at Masich Place Stadium, we are looking forward to welcoming athletes, coaches, officials, and fans of the sport from around the province to come and compete at our incredible facility," Elena Thomas, President of the Prince George Track and Field Club, added in a news release. 

Those upgrades included a new blue-coloured track, a CFL, FIFA and World Rugby regulated turf field and new grandstands, set up to accommodate more sports clubs in the city for longer seasons.

UNBC Timberwolves’ soccer, the 2019 BC Provincial ‘B’ Cup soccer tournament, Prince George high school football, elementary school track and field events and other local events have all come through Masich Place following its re-opening.  

Other stadium amenities are coming to fruition in the future, such as a new score clock, public address system and enhanced washrooms.

"We are also eager to welcome people from the community who wish to volunteer with our club, to help with the provincial jamboree in 2021 as well as the BC Summer Games in 2022,” said Thomas.

Clinics are also scheduled for this Spring to prep volunteer officials for the 2021 Jamboree.

More information on how to register is available on the Prince George Track and Field Club’s website.