TORONTO, Ontario. May 7 (T90) – The Canadian Premier League (CPL) has approved of four more cities to join the league for its projected debut season of 2019.
The four cities are Calgary, Halifax, York Region, Ont., and Port City, B.C.
The cities were approved this past weekend during Soccer Canada’s annual general meeting in Yellowknife, with representatives of each city attending the event.
So far Calgary already knows where it will field its CPL club come next season. As according to its newly appointed team president Ian Allison, the Calgary CPL side will play at Spruce Meadows, which is currently an equestrian facility. A 5,000 to 7,000 seat home stadium is expected to be constructed on the grounds
Halifax, which will be operated by Sports Entertainment Atlantic (SEA), also have confirmed their home ground, which was effectively their last hurdle before being able to be approved by the league. As announced by SEA, they are to build a temporary stadium on the Wanderers Grounds that is located in the heart of urban Halifax.
Meanwhile, it seems that not all the information from the meeting has been disclosed as of yet. Port City is not an actual city in B.C., but is thought to represent an as yet unnamed city in the Lower Mainland, though no official announcement has been made. The same goes with York Region, who have also not made it public on where it will play out its home games come next year.
The four cities join Hamilton and Winnipeg, which were already approved last year to be part of the line of debut clubs in the CPL in 2019.
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