Fort McMurray Sport Tourism

A network of venues, equipped for any event.

Shell Place: SMS Equipment Stadium and High Performance Training Centre

Shell Place SMS Equipment Stadium

Shell Place SMS Equipment Stadium

Shell Place SMS Equipment Stadium

Shell Place SMS Equipment Stadium

Shell Place SMS Equipment Stadium

Shell Place: SMS Equipment Stadium and High Performance Training Centre

Shell Place is a multi-amenity facility capable of hosting badminton, football, soccer and rugby games and tournaments along with non-athletic conferences and conventions. Designed to be one of Fort McMurray’s premier sporting facilities, Shell Place is open year-round to accommodate public and private sporting events and conferences.

 

The facility consists of a first floor dedicated to SMS Equipment Stadium, the Don Scott McMurray Law Office Badminton Centre and the Indoor Turf Field House. These amenities can simultaneously host any combination of badminton, football, soccer, or rugby sporting events. The second floor consists of a concourse level, with VIP suites and ballroom/meeting room spaces located on the third floor. The suites can function as both event viewing spaces as well as breakout rooms for meetings and conferences.

 

SMS Equipment Stadium functions as the primary focal amenity in the facility, with a full-size artificial turf field capable of hosting football, soccer, motor sports, concerts, events and more due to multi-functionality and prime location in the region.

 

All levels are accessible by elevator in this fully wheelchair accessible facility.

 

SMS Equipment Stadium

  • Synthetic turf

  • Floor coverings available for temporary sport and event surfaces

  • 4500 seats for spectators plus patios in end zones and VIP suites on second level

  • Existing sound system

  • Digital scoreboard

  • Fencing around field of play

 

Don Scott McMurray Law Office Badminton Centre

  • 4 available courts

  • Hardwood floors

  • Mezzanine for spectators

 

Indoor Turf Field House

  • Equipped for football and soccer

  • 30 X 65 yards of synthetic turf

  • Floor coverings available for temporary sport and event surfaces

  • Mezzanine for spectators

  • Existing sound system

  • Digital scoreboard

 

Additional Facility Features

  • Grand ballroom space which can be split into 4 smaller meeting or conference areas

  • Clark Riley Clubhouse reception area

  • High performance training and fitness centre

  • Dressing rooms with washrooms and showers

  • Spectators’ concessions

  • Catering facilities

  • Working room for media

  • Parking for 1200 along with bus access and drop-off/pick-up zone

 

CNOOC Nexen Stage

  • Located in SMS Equipment Stadium under the fully programmable LED-lit canopy structure, the CNOOC Nexen Stage can serve as performance, meeting, reception or event space

  • In the winter months this surface is flooded to serve as an outdoor skating rink area

 

Previous Events

  • CCAA 2016 Men’s Soccer National Championships

  • Alberta Football League games (Fort McMurray Monarchs)

  • 2015 Northern Kickoff I (CFL exhibition game)

  • 2015 Northern Kickoff II (CFL regular season game)

  • 2015 FC Edmonton Professional Soccer games

  • Opening and closing ceremonies of 2015 Western Canada Summer Games

  • Concerts including Aerosmith, John  Fogerty and Toby Keith

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