Cambridge to gain two new sports fields
Construction will begin next week on two new sports fields in Cambridge, with works to be completed early next year.
The new fields will be located at John Kerkhof Park on Vogel Street, the home of Cambridge Football Club. The fields will resolve the wet weather issues which plague the fields during the winter sport season, sometimes making the pitches unusable.
Waipā District Council’s community services manager, Brad Ward said the contract was awarded to TIC Contracting Ltd, who specialise in this type of work, and will cost approximately $900,000.
“This work will be beneficial to the community by creating two additional playing platforms which can be used all year round.”
Works will include installation of new drainage and irrigation, earthworks and re-levelling of the existing ground area. The swale drain which runs through the middle of the grounds will also be filled in. The drain currently reduces the length of the football pitch, making it a non-regulation size.
“Previously these fields have been unusable during the wet winter season, so the work means there will more sports fields available in Cambridge.
“By filling in the swale drain, the football club will be able bring the pitches up to regulation standard.”
The fields will be closed to the public while under construction and Cambridge Football Club is working closely with those involved to minimise disruption to their playing schedule. Construction will be underway on Vogel Street from Monday 14 November.