GamePlan: UBC’s Recreation and Athletics Facilities Strategy 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 a long-term recreation and athletics facilities strategy (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: 1) fitness space 2) gymnasium space 3) aging facilities 4) 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:
1) Recreation Centre with reimagined (new or renewed) War Memorial Gym within the University Boulevard area
2) 5,000-seat spectator Thunderbird Stadium with multi-purpose field space
3) 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 visit UBC Campus & Community Planning.