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Cambridge City Council supports local sports and tourism

The Cambridge Council has approved a $5,000 sponsorship for the upcoming PGA Tour Canada to be held this September at Deer Ridge Golf Club in Kitchener. Jean-Philip Cornelier is seen here in this file photo.

  • Cambridge City Council has made a couple of commitments to local sports and tourism.

Cambridge City Council has recently made a series of commitments that will impact local sports and tourism.

PGA TOUR CANADA EVENT SPONSORSHIP

The council has approved $5,000 sponsorship for the upcoming PGA Tour Canada event to take place this September.

TOURNAMENT: Fortinet Cup Championship

WHERE: Deer Ridge Golf Club, Kitchener, Ontario

WHEN: from 15 to 18 September

SOURCE OF FINANCING: Municipal Housing Tax Reserve Fund

This event is estimated to bring in between $2 million and $4 million. Given the tournament’s proximity to Cambridge, it is expected to have a significant impact on the local economy.

FOOTBALL COMPLEX ON FOUNTAIN STREET

The Fountain Street Football Complex is one step closer to being a reality. The council awarded the construction contract to Gateman-Milloy Inc. from Kitchener.

WHERE: Corner of Fountain Street and Linden Drive.

WHAT KIND: Sports and entertainment complex in the open air

PRICE: $11.7 million

The construction of this new outdoor sports facility includes sports lighting, high performance artificial turf sports turf and the installation of a premium natural turf football field. It also includes building installation, site maintenance, parking installation and landscaping.

The City is partnering with Conestoga College to supply this new sports facility.

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