Introducing MEGlobal Athletic Park

Lacombe — March 6, 2010 — Lacombe’s world-class athletic park has officially been christened. The new name for the MEGlobal Athletic Park was revealed last night as MEGlobal Canada was announced as the facility’s signature sponsor. The news was shared with more than 400 local supporters at the “Night at the Park” event hosted by the Lacombe Athletic Park Association.

“We are thrilled to announce that MEGlobal has agreed to partner with us in such a significant way,” says Darren Gagnon, project fundraising chair. “MEGlobal is a perfect example of a local company committed to enhancing the community in which it operates . Our entire region will achieve a new level of success and recognition with the addition of the MEGlobal Athletic Park and the opportunities it will bring.”

Local projects like the Athletic Park are very unique in smaller communities and require a lot of community support and fundraising to bring them to life. For MEGlobal the contribution is a personal one, benefiting the community where many of its employees live and work. “It’s exciting to be part of a project that will have such a lasting positive effect,” says Bob Brandt, VP Manufacturing at the MEGlobal Prentiss site. “MEGlobal is proud to make this contribution on behalf our employees who are your neighbours, friends and family.”

The MEGlobal Athletic Park will draw several thousand athletes and spectators each year to the Town of Lacombe and provide a valuable resource to multiple communities in the region. Future uses for the park include local minor football, soccer, rugby, and other groups, as well as High School sports and athletics. There is also interest from many groups throughout Central Alberta to use the venue for sporting or entertainment events. The association has been approached by CFL teams and secondary education facilities interested in using the facility once completed.

The Park will be completed in three phases, beginning with construction of the fieldhouse later this month. Phase Two, including field lighting; bleachers and score clock will be completed this fall. Phase three is installation of a field turf and rubber running track which will begin in November of 2010. The grand opening of the park is planned for Spring 2011.

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