With a growing student body at Simon Fraser University (SFU), the desire for new space and facilities at the Burnaby campus has also surged – one being a new football stadium. Engaging the student body and raising school spirit are key elements to the architectural vision behind the new 1,800 seat stadium and canopy.

Project Essentials

  • ClientSimon Fraser University
  • ArchitectPerkins + Will
  • Size25,000 ft² (2,323m²)
  • BudgetC$16 million

The lightweight “floating” canopy will cantilever over 16 metres, providing unobstructed views for the grandstand spectators below. The modern reflection to the architectural rhythm of the existing Lorne Davies Complex building will be accentuated by the careful set out and shaping of prefabricated steel girders. Careful structural detailing has also been developed to ensure the roof is seamlessly coordinated with the supporting services required, and that the structure is of high quality for what is set to be an exciting addition to the existing building.

The stadium will be the home for Canada’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) teams as well as SFU’s football team. The new facility will also serve as a space for other SFU athletic teams and activities, special events, and entertainment. Construction for the project is anticipated to be completed by summer 2020.