Foote Field

Foote Field is a multi-purpose sports facility on the University of Alberta campus in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, built as a legacy facility for the 2001 World Championships in Athletics. It was named for University of Alberta alumnus, former varsity track athlete, and philanthropist Eldon Foote, who donated $2 million toward the construction costs.

Foote Field
Sun setting behind Foote Field.
Location11601 68 Avenue, University of Alberta South Campus, Edmonton, Alberta
OwnerUniversity of Alberta
CapacityEast Field: 3,500
West Field: 1,500
SurfaceEast Field: PureGrass
West Field: Natural grass
OpenedSeptember 8, 2001[1]
Construction costC$10.5 million[1]
($14.3 million in 2018 dollars[2])
Alberta Golden Bears/Alberta Pandas (U Sports) (2001–present)
FC Edmonton (NASL) (2011)


Foote Field features two separate athletic fields on either side of a multi-purpose indoor facility. The East Field is a fully lit stadium that serves as home for the Alberta Golden Bears football. It features a CFL-sized surface, press box, electronic scoreboard, and has a capacity of 3,500 spectators. The East Field also features a four-lane, 125 m warm-up runway. In 2007, the field's older Astroturf surface was replaced with a newer type of hybrid artificial surface made by Astroturf LLC, called PureGrass.[3]

The West Field is designed for track-and-field training and competition. It features a 400 m Beynon Sports running track, as well as separate areas for long jump/triple jump, high jump, pole vault, discus, hammer, shot put, and javelin. Inside the track is a natural-turf soccer field. Like the East Field, the West Field features a press box, electronic scoreboard, and has a capacity of 1,500 spectators.

Between the two fields is a multi-purpose indoor facility, which includes locker rooms, press box, and concession area. Other indoor facilities include classroom space, meeting rooms, and a high-performance weight-training area. The fitness centre is for the use of high-performance student-athletes only.


  1. "Foote Field is ready for heavy traffic". University of Alberta ExpressNews. Retrieved 2009-09-11.
  2. Canadian inflation numbers based on Statistics Canada tables 18-10-0005-01 (formerly CANSIM 326-0021) "Consumer Price Index, annual average, not seasonally adjusted". Statistics Canada. January 18, 2019. Retrieved March 6, 2019. and 18-10-0004-13 "Consumer Price Index by product group, monthly, percentage change, not seasonally adjusted, Canada, provinces, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit". Statistics Canada. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  3. AstroTurf: University of Alberta Excited About Their New PureGrass Pitch Archived 2010-01-06 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 30 November 2009

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