Whitby Council has approved replacement of one of Whitby’s soccer domes as a new capital project for 2023.
The soccer dome, located at 683 Rossland Road West, is 14-years old and needs to be replaced before next winter, according to Mayor Elizabeth Roy.
She said a report from town staff says the weight of snow on top of the dome has caused dome collapses.
The estimated cost to replace the dome is $650,000. The Whitby Football Club is able to fund $400,00 of the cost and requested that the town contribute $250,000.
Mayor Roy said the council approved the $250,000 funding on April 24. The cost will be funded from the Whitby Soccer Dome Reserve Fund, which was created to support replacements for the soccer dome, artificial turf, and major mechanical components.
Council has authorized the Whitby Football Club to move forward with coordinating and procuring the dome replacement, she added.