Opening Weekend Draws Thousands to Listowel Recreational Complex
Ball is pleased to report completion of a new multi-use recreational centre in Listowel, Ontario. The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Steve Kerr Memorial Complex took place on December 9, 2017—with the Ball contingent represented by Jason Ball, Rod Aitken, Andy O’Brien and Ron Gillies.
The weekend celebration included speeches, facility mini-tours and a Saturday night game in which Listowel’s Junior Cyclones bested their rivals, the Stratford Warriors, with a 7-2 victory before a capacity crowd.
This long-awaited project for the municipality of North Perth was nearly 10 years in the making, with financing buttressed by a tenacious community fundraising campaign. To make the dream a reality, Ball worked diligently alongside municipal officials, architectural firm Barry Bryan Associates and consultants DEI & Associates Inc.
Ball has built many similar arenas throughout the province and was therefore aptly suited to take on the challenges involved in constructing a community-based multi-use facility with many stakeholders. At 63,500 square feet, this modern, accessible, energy-efficient complex is the largest build in North Perth and includes many features:
- Regulation NHL-sized ice surface
- 763 seats (1,500 total capacity)
- A two-lane indoor walking track circuiting the building’s upper concourse
- Six dressing rooms
- A community meeting space
- An outdoor lighted soccer pitch
- Parking for 300 vehicles
- Green spaces
With room for future expansion, the Steve Kerr Memorial Complex is situated in Listowel’s west end near the corner of Road 165 and Binning Street West.