Guelph news & links – April 25

Work is underway at Alumni Stadium!

The Guelph Mercury reports construction of the new turf field and track has begun …

  For the next few months, the only thing playing on the field at Alumni Stadium will be backhoes and construction workers.

At the beginning of this week, University of Guelph field on College Avenue began its metamorphosis to become turfed, a process that will likely last until September 1.

“It’ll be one of the premier collegiate fields in the country,” said Brett Ritchie, vice president of Davan Site Contractors.

The stadium will undergo a complete overhaul, including replacing the grass field with turf, resurfacing and widening the existing 400 metre track, installing new stadium lighting, planting and landscaping.

Ritchie said the budget for the project is about $4.9 million.

Full story here.

Photo by Chris Seto, Guelph Mercury

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Tom Arnott (left) with Preds President Jim MacArthur

Former Gryphon Head Coach Tom Arnott has been named the new coach of the Twin City Predators Junior team. The Predators joined the CJFL ranks last year and went 2-6 in their inaugural season. As a player at Guelph Arnott won the prized Wildman Trophy in 1976.  Full story here.

 

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Offensive Coordinator Todd Galloway and his wife Trudy are the proud parents of a handsome baby boy.

Born April 13 the Galloway’s have named him Grady Noble Galloway.

It looks like the little guy already knows how to take a handoff
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