SASKATOON – Saskatoon’s newest football turf debuted over the weekend with the Saskatoon Hilltops hosting their provincial rival.
With a new scoreboard, lights and sound system, players took to the new artificial turf spanning 90,000 square feet for Prairie Football Conference (PFC) action on Saturday.
The Saskatoon Minor Football Field now sports its new name and logo at centre field, replacing the Bowl at Gordie Howe Park.
Saturday’s festivities marked the grand opening of the renovated field, showcasing the work the Friends of the Bowl foundation has done with the help of community donors and the City of Saskatoon.
To date, $7.6 million has been raised. The non-profit foundation still intends to reach its $11 million goal in order to construct a 12,000 square clubhouse.
“We also eagerly anticipate the provincial government’s support to ensure this project is completed to the full scope,” says Greg Yuel, campaign chair.
WATCH BELOW: Hilltops vs Thunder
The Saskatoon Hillops lost the lead at the end as the Regina Thunder triumphed 26-25.
Regina won the PFC final last year against the Hilltops.