Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Johnny’s sweet construction photos - a collection

By Gordie Howe Sports Complex staff
Gordie Howe Sports Complex

Protective fencing goes up at the ball diamonds.
Construction action has hit another high gear here at the Gordie Howe Sports Complex in 2020 starting in August.

Crews have been building new buildings and working on improvements to the facility.

Since August, our Operations Manager Johnny Marciniuk has gone on a number of tours collecting photos of the construction action and improvements to the facility. We’ve featured the photos on our social media Facebook, Instagram and Twitter lines along with creating picture round up posts for our main website.

Johnny’s photos have proven to be popular. He has captured some sweet images, and they have all come from the camera on his mobile phone.

For the December upload of new content for Howe Happenings, we figured we’d show a collection of some of the coolest and sweetest photos Johnny took on his tours.

The lead photo for this post shows fencing that was installed at a diamond facility to help secure the site and protect athletes and spectators from errant balls for adjacent facilities.

Anyways without further ado, here is a selection of seven pictures from Johnny’s tours. We hope you enjoy.

More artificial turf goes in

In this early November tour photo, artificial turf is completed on both the north and south side of the track and field track to provide a level surface for the Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval along with being a comfortable surface for track athletes to enjoy during their track meets.

Perimeter fencing up at track and field facility

This photo from early October shows the perimeter fence that was installed at the track and field track that doubles as the Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval in the winter months.

Trees arrive on truck

Near the middle of October, trees that were locally sourced from Zoset and Pleasantdale arrived. They were planted around the new track facility a short time afterwards.

We should add Lakeshore Tree Farms from Saskatoon is also a major supplier of greenery for landscaping, and our landscaping architects in Crosby Hanna have been terrific to work with.

Leakos Field ready for bleachers

In this photo taken near the end of August, it shows an area at Leakos Field that has been mapped out to receive bleachers that will be relocated from Cairns Field.

Leakos Field gets bleachers

This photo taken on November 7 shows the bleachers installed a Leakos Field that were transferred over from Cairns Field.

Tournament building sits near completion

The Nordic Ski/Softball Tournament Building sits nearly complete in this photo taken on November 7.

Speed skating tiles sit ready

The Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval tiles sit installed in this picture taken near the start of November. The oval ice is flooded and put in place on top of these tiles.