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BC Place turf replacement plan finalized; new surface slated for late May

Following a month-long tendering process, B.C. Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) announced on Friday the new artificial surface for BC Place Stadium will be delivered by German supplier PolyTan. 240 more words

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Mission 2015: World Cup dream for goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc

Karina LeBlanc knows how to save a goal and she clearly knows how to sell the game of soccer.

Wednesday morning she picked up the phone and sold a caller 100 tickets to 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup games in Ottawa. 1,011 more words

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Lloyd Barker: These are worrying times for Canada's men's soccer program

With Major League Soccer’s 20th season set to kick off on March 6, a number of contentious player moves have placed an even brighter spotlight on the underwhelming Canadian senior men’s program. 988 more words

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Edmonton stadium to get new turf to erase football lines for Women's World Cup

Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium will get new artificial turf ahead of this summer’s Women’s World Cup soccer tournament.

The $800,000 refit is the only way to get rid of the painted lines used for CFL games, said Kevin Kobi, the stadium’s director. 148 more words

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As Clock Winds Down, "Turf War" Remains Stagnant

The ringing in of a new year often marks a time for change and progress to occur on both small and large scales. It is typically a time when resolutions are set, and steps are taken toward the betterment of oneself and others. 1,042 more words

Women's Sports

Declan Hill: Canada's plans for Women's World Cup send the wrong message

It was the incompetent meets the tolerant of corruption.

If you had the good fortune to miss last weekend’s draw for the Women’s World Cup hosted by the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) and FIFA, then you missed one of those dreadful “Yes sir/no sir” events beloved by branch managers across Canada when their foreign bosses drop in. 538 more words

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