Empire Fields, Plateau Sports Park, and greenways
February 3, 2015 – Due to weather-related delays, work on Empire Fields and the adjacent Plateau Park will be completed in spring 2015. Upon opening, Empire Fields will be used as a training venue for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015. Public access to the fields will begin in July 2015.
August 2014 – Construction is underway and on schedule for completion in November 2014.
January 2013 – This project will be tendered in mid-February and expected to complete construction in spring 2014.
Empire Fields, Plateau Sports returns with new parks and greenways
June 16, 2012 – Learn about exciting plans for the renewal of Empire Fields and the rebirth of a forgotten stream in the new Creekway Park. Comment on finalized concept plans for Empire Fields, Plateau Sports Park, and new Greenways in and around Hastings Park.
The temporary stadium at Empire Fields has been dismantled
March 3, 2012 – With the completion of BC Place, the BC Lions and the Vancouver Whitecaps have moved to their new home, so the temporary stadium at Empire Fields has been dismantled.
The City of Vancouver has retained a professional consulting team and is working with Technical and Community Advisory groups to prepare design options and finalize a concept plan for reinstating community use at Empire Field. View the latest concept plans (on the Documents tab) for the proposed synthetic turf fields and surrounding active park spaces: Plateau Sports Park, dirt jumps, Leeside Tunning, and jogging path.
Public consultation for the reinstatement of Empire Field, the Plateau Sports Park, and park greenways will continue until June 2012. Construction is anticipated to begin in late 2012 and be complete by fall 2013.
February 22, 2012 – Public consultation is taking place about initial design concepts for Empire Fields and the surrounding park areas and greenways, and about the finalized design concept for Creekway park.