There's a Portable Soccer Pitch in City Centre in Mississauga


Want to play soccer in the city's most bustling neighbourhood? You can!

Mississauga is piloting a new pop-up portable soccer pitch in Community Common Park in the City Centre area (at Princess Royal and Living Arts Drive) until October. The soccer pitch is actually the first of its kind in Canada and it's right in our backyard.

"The pilot allows us to test the system to understand the demographics and age attracted to use the pitch," said Laura Piette, Director of Parks and Forestry. "As a top priority for the City's Park services, we want to encourage drop in, informal play and provide amenities that promote active lifestyles."

This project is basically a test to see if this kind of initiative resonates with residents (but judging from the amount of kids who break into impromptu soccer games at Celebration Square almost all year around, it's highly likely this will be a success).

City staff will monitor the use of the pitch to see how people respond to it. If people like it, well, we might just see more of it.

The portable soccer system is 15x30 metres and includes soccer boards, goals and netting.

If you're into soccer (or just want to get some outdoor exercise before the weather cools more significantly), you might want to hit the pitch sometime this weekend.

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