GamePlan: UBC’s Recreation and Athletics Facilities Strategy (PDF) is a 20-year framework to guide UBC’s investments in facilities for recreation, athletics and related research at the Point Grey campus.
A public engagement process to support the development of the UBC GamePlan took place over two phases between October 2016 and February 2017. Both consultation phases included extensive notification, outreach, and advertising to stakeholders, partners and the campus community of the opportunities to provide input.
The GamePlan process began in late 2015 and concluded on September 21, 2017 when the UBC Board of Governors approved the strategy. Through public engagement, targeted outreach, technical analysis, and financial evaluation, UBC identified four key areas where existing facilities do not meet the campus community’s current or future needs:
- fitness space
- gymnasium space
- aging facilities
- support facilities
In addition, the process identified significant opportunity for academic synergies with the School of Kinesiology.
GamePlan recommends key facility investments to meet these needs:
- Recreation Centre with reimagined (new or renewed) War Memorial Gym within the University Boulevard area
- 5,000-seat spectator Thunderbird Stadium with multi-purpose field space
- Baseball Stadium to transform UBC’s existing baseball field into a spectator facility
The precise siting, orientation, and layout for a new Thunderbird Stadium will be determined through the upcoming Stadium Neighbourhood Plan process. This process will engage the community on all aspects related to the future neighbourhood including housing, roads, circulation, parking, amenities, open space, in addition to the future siting and layout of the new stadium.
For more information about GamePlan, including details on the consultation process, please see UBC GamePlan on the UBC Campus & Community Planning website.
UBC Athletics and Recreation has a mandate to provide university sport, recreation and fitness programs for the benefit of students and UBC as a whole. Over the next 5 years, UBC will be growing at an unprecedented rate due to the construction of new facilities and student participation.
The 3 most recent UBC Athletics and Recreation construction news items are listed below. You can also view construction news by venue using the dropdown below.
Thunderbird Stadium Field Update
July 10, 2021
Thunderbird Stadium is looking brand new! The field has been updated just in time for the upcoming school year where it will be home to UBC varsity football, soccer, and many other recreational programs.
Nobel Park Softball Field Update
April 15, 2021
As of April 1, 2021, construction of Nobel Park field has substantially been completed. The softball field will be home to the UBC Women's Varsity Softball team and will also be used by the community. Field installations and upgrades include safety nettings surrounding the field, roofs on dugouts, new in-field and warning track, upgrades to [...]
New Recreation Centre
March 29, 2021
Learn about the Project The New Recreation Centre received Board 1 approval from the UBC Board of Governors in June 2020. The new facility will provide much needed recreation space including a state of the art fitness centre, three gymnasiums, an indoor track, and many other amenities. Planning for a new recreation centre emerged from […]