Friday, January 14, 2011

Scotiabank Acquires Naming Rights to Recreational Facilities in Fredericton

SCOTIABANK PARK NORTH AND SCOTIABANK PARK SOUTH TO EXPAND IN 2011

Photo of Scotiabank acquires naming rights to recreational facilities in FrederictonFredericton (January 13, 2011) – The City of Fredericton today announced that Scotiabank has acquired the naming rights to two prominent recreational facilities, Scotiabank Park North and Scotiabank Park South. The Bank’s support for Fredericton’s recreational infrastructure will not only help to enhance the two major sporting and recreational hubs, but will also support a new multi-use recreational field next to Willie O’Ree Place on Fredericton’s north side.

“I want to thank Scotiabank for the vote of confidence they are giving to our city by supporting our recreation infrastructure,” said Mayor Brad Woodside. “The Scotiabank Park North and South recreation hubs are key components of the city’s well being. This contribution will allow for the construction of a second artificial turf field much faster than we had planned.”

“We are proud to announce our partnership with the City of Fredericton and the naming rights of Scotiabank Park North and Scotiabank Park South,” said Peter Bessey, Senior Vice-President, Atlantic Region, Scotiabank. “Scotiabank has been a part of the Fredericton community for 128 years and we are looking forward to the establishment of new public facilities to enhance the city and the region’s recreational infrastructure.”

Scotiabank Park North is currently equipped with a twin-pad arena complex and four outdoor volleyball courts. The Bank’s sponsorship will support the creation of a new multi-use, artificial turf field at Scotiabank Park North as well as a twin-pad arena that will be located at Scotiabank Park South, which is currently equipped with an artificial turf field. Currently there is a dog park and six indoor tennis courts under development at Scotiabank Park South. The dog park will open in the fall of 2011 and the tennis facility will open in February of 2012. Over the past year there have been in excess of a million visitors to Scotiabank Park North and similar attendance is expected at Scotiabank Park South.

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