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Regional Councillor Brampton Wards 1 & 5

Brampton Opens Canada’s First Fully Lit Boxed Soccer Court with Atiba Hutchinson

BRAMPTON, ON (May 18, 2024) – Canadian soccer superstar Atiba Hutchinson and City Council celebrated the official opening of Canada’s first fully lit boxed soccer court. This facility is a key feature of the upcoming Century Gardens Youth Hub set to open in 2025. The new boxed soccer provides an accessible and modern space for youth development. It is named after Atiba Hutchinson who grew up on the city and Captained Team Canada in the World Cup.

The Atiba Hutchinson Soccer Court is a fully enclosed turf field that welcomes residents of all skill levels and abilities, fostering a safe environment for learning and skill-building. This addition aims creates more outdoor spaces in Brampton, encouraging youth to stay active and lead healthy lifestyles.

Brampton is home to approximately 150,000 youth aged 14 to 29, and the city remains dedicated to creating safe and accessible spaces that support their development. The Atiba Hutchinson Soccer Court, along with other recreational programs, is part of Brampton’s commitment to meeting the diverse needs and interests of its young residents.

"Councillor Rowena Santos joins the Brams United Girls Team at the Atiba Hutchinson Soccer Court."

For more information about the Atiba Hutchinson Soccer Court, visit the link on the website.

About Atiba Hutchinson

Atiba Hutchinson, recently retired captain of the Canadian men’s national soccer team, is the most accomplished male soccer player in Canadian history. He has been named the top male Canadian Soccer Player of the Year six times and has represented Canada in more international matches than any other male player.

Quick Facts About Soccer in Brampton
  •  The Atiba Hutchinson Soccer Court is Canada’s first-ever fully lit soccer court.
  •  The court features an artificial turf surface and fencing.
  •  Brampton boasts 133 outdoor soccer fields, three year-round indoor turf fields, and four seasonal indoor turf fields.
  •  In 2023, the city’s soccer amenities hosted over 525 unique seasonal organizations, tournaments, and individuals, booking over 40,000 hours of field time.

“We are thrilled to bring this groundbreaking recreational facility to Brampton. The soccer court at Century Gardens Youth Hub will provide a safe and inclusive space for youth to engage in the sport they love or want to explore. This investment underscores our dedication to meeting the needs of our growing community and builds a culture of health and wellness among our youth.” – Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton

“As a proud Brampton native, I know firsthand the transformative power of soccer in shaping young lives. Growing up in this vibrant community, I honed my skills on local fields, learning valuable lessons of teamwork, resilience, and dedication. I am honored to have the newest soccer amenity named after me. I look forward to providing the same opportunities I had to the next generation of Brampton’s youth through the soccer court and will continue to be a strong advocate for youth development through sports.” – Atiba Hutchinson, Renowned Canadian Soccer Player and Founder, The AH13Foundation

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