‘It makes me really proud’: A look inside Pacific FC’s new indoor soccer facility

'It makes me really proud': A look inside Pacific FC's new indoor soccer facility
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WatchBC's newest and biggest indoor soccer facility is located in Langford and expected to make a 'huge difference' for Pacific FC and the Island's soccer community.

The newest facility for Vancouver Island’s professional soccer club is nearing completion.

“Pacific FC is going to be very happy to have a place to call home,” said team president Josh Simpson.

At 55,000 square feet, the multi-purpose field house is set to be a sports staple in Langford.

“I just love driving on the highway and seeing that huge ‘Pacific Football Club’, it makes me really proud to be a part of it,” said Simpson.

Once complete, the $5 million project will feature an indoor soccer pitch that divides into three fields, a team store, a multi-purpose sport court and a development pitch that operates similar to a batting cage.

“In a professional team you need a closed training environment,” Simpson adds. “You need the ability to train at any hours, pre and post-game, rain or shine, this is just one step further in building that perfect professional environment for our club.”

Despite the building still in need of some finishing touches, the pitches are already operational.  So far, the facility has been primarily used by Island-based youth soccer clubs.

“This indoor facility really makes a huge difference to the community,” said Randy Cuthbert, a youth soccer coach in the West Shore.

“We want people to use the facility and feel at home here,” added Simpson. “We want to keep changing the face of soccer here on Vancouver Island.”

Pacific FC begins their second season in the Canadian Premier League in the spring. A schedule has yet to be released.

 

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