Inner-city sports centre opens to rave reviews
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.”