St. Catharines university residence becoming Athletes’ Village for 2022 Canada Summer Games


Published May 13, 2022 at 1:34 pm

Brock University’s residences will serve as the Athletes' Village during the 2022 Canada Summer Games in August, including Brock's newest building, Residence 8 (right), located beside the Suzanne Rochon-Burnett Circle. (Photo: Brock University)

More than 5,000 athletes and coaches will be descending on the region for the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games, running August 6 to 21.

And let’s face it, they need a place to sleep. That’s where Brock University’s St Catharines campus comes in. A number of their residences this summer will become Athletes’ Village, where the weary competitors get a good night’ sleep.

“The University is enthusiastic to welcome some of the top athletes in Canada to our beautiful campus and we look forward to the liveliness of this extraordinary event,” said interim President Lynn Wells.

“The Brock community is planning for adjustments to our department and faculty work settings during the duration of the Games.”

Due to the size of the contingency hitting the campus, access to it will be impacted during the lead-up to the Games, for two weeks when competition is active and the week following the closing ceremonies.

For employees working in departments not directly involved in the Games, working from home when possible is encouraged as parking and traffic flow are projected to be impeded by the influx of people from the Athletes’ Village, four sporting events taking place on-site, and other Canada Games-related activities.

As well as the residences, Brock facilities will be home to four sports: swimming, cycling, women’s rugby sevens and diving. Elsewhere on campus, Canada Games Park will feature athletics, wrestling, volleyball, beach volleyball and box lacrosse.

The following key buildings and areas on campus will be affected: Walker Sports Complex, Welch Hall, Goodman School of Business, Rankin Family Pavilion, Pond Inlet, Jubilee Court and all residences. Alumni Field and grass fields will be used for women’s rugby sevens, including training while Brock gymnasia will serve as training facilities for the basketball and volleyball teams competing in the Games.

Road closures will be in effect and traffic flow impacted when the cycling criterium events take place on campus including training on Friday, August 19 and race day on Saturday, August 20.

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