Durham College upgrades its sport facilities with artificial turf

Durham College (DC) will score a winning goal when FIFA-certified artificial turf is installed at Vaso’s Field, offering an improved playing surface for varsity and intramural sports leagues and community recreation groups using the multi-sport facility.

Scheduled for installation this fall, the leading-edge infill artificial turf is the first of its kind to be installed at a post-secondary school in Canada. The renovation will also include new energy-efficient LED stadium lighting, eight change rooms, varsity team rooms, a press box with television broadcasting capabilities, a VIP viewing box and bleachers that will accommodate up to 500 fans.

All the upgrades will allow the campus to accommodate more major provincial and national events, even in the rain.

This project is coordinated by the DC Athletics department in conjunction with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Durham College Students Inc. and the UOIT Student Union.

Vaso’s Field is named in honour of Vaso Vujanovic, a legendary soccer coach who led the Durham Lords to multiple provincial championships. The Lords are a member of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association and the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association