June 17, 2014 12:00 pm

Inner-city sports centre opens to rave reviews

The centre was officially opened Tuesday June 17, 2014 at a "net cutting ceremony" and includes an artificial turf field, sprint track, community gym, batting cages, climbing wall and a jump pit.

Lauren McNabb/Global News

WINNIPEG – Winnipeg’s inner city now has a $40-million sports and wellness complex that the University of Winnipeg hopes will serve its students as well as area youth for “decades to come.”

The centre, officially opened Tuesday at a “net cutting ceremony,” includes an artificial turf field, sprint track, community gym, batting cages, climbing wall and a jump pit.

The province put $15 million into the project and the City of Winnipeg $2 million.

It will be called the “Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health,” after Dr. Daya Gupta and Dr. Chandra Gupta, who made a “significant donation” to the project.

“When you step into this facility, it’s breathtaking,” said Greg Selinger. “The entire community will benefit from this.”

Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health at the University of Winnipeg

Rudi Pawlychyn
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