UBC GamePlan: A 20-Year Framework
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.
Nobel Park Softball Field Upgrades
October 27, 2020
A development permit application has been received by Campus and Community Planning for renovations to the softball diamond at Nobel Park for use by the UBC Women's Varsity Softball team as well as the community. Proposed improvements include upgrades to the field surface and fencing, new covered dugouts, bullpens, safety netting and space for temporary [...]
UBC Baseball Stadium Construction Completed
April 15, 2018
The $4.9 million dollar UBC Baseball Stadium was completed in April 2018. The state of the art facility can convert its dimensions to handle all age groups of baseball from little league to varsity. The stadium includes: New artificial Astroturf playing surface New LED field lights New scoreboard New OF padded fence, dugouts and bullpens [...]
Wright Field Turf Replacement Project Underway
March 29, 2018
The Wright Field turf is being replaced under warranty by Astroturf. Phase one of this project will include careful removal of the turf, assessment and repair of the underlying elastic layer, and installation of a new turf surface. The timeline for removal and replacement of the turf and associated work is approximately 6 weeks, and [...]