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Saskatoon’s Gordie Howe Bowl renovation plans unveiled

Plans unveiled for what the renovated Bowl at Gordon Howe Park in Saskatoon will look like when it’s complete.
Plans unveiled for what the renovated Bowl at Gordon Howe Park in Saskatoon will look like when it’s complete. Friends of the Bowl / Supplied

SASKATOON – The plans have been unveiled for what the renovated Bowl at Gordon Howe Park in Saskatoon will look like when it’s finished.

Once constructed, a 12,000 square foot clubhouse with have a concession outfitted to serve healthy snacks, storage for field equipment and brand new locker rooms.

The second floor will house offices, along with a multi-purpose room with an outdoor balcony overlooking the action on the field.

The new and improved Bowl will be the home of Saskatoon football which included teams like the Hilltops, the Valkyries and high school action.

The Friends of the Bowl Foundation aims to revitalize the Bowl and provide the city with a multi-sport facility for other outdoor sports such as soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee and rugby.

In September 2013, the non-profit volunteer foundation launched an $11-million fundraising campaign to renew the Bowl.

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The project promises to address immediate safety and adequacy concerns and modernize the Bowl into a Canadian Football League (CFL) regulation field complete with artificial turf.

Campaign chair Greg Yuel stressed the project must be done in one continuous motion and intends on watching high school football teams be the first to play on artificial turf this upcoming season.

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