A potential new Mississauga stadium will be studied by city staff, as the Canadian Premier League is showing interest in the market.
Mississauga, ON–a suburb of Toronto–has been approached by the Canadian Premier League about the possibility of eventually becoming home to a team. A new stadium will be needed to accommodate a Canadian Premier League club, so city staff has been directed to complete a feasibility study on a potential facility.
While a new Mississauga stadium could be used by a Canadian Premier League team, city officials also hope that it would attract events related to the 2026 World Cup. The feasibility study will consider multiple factors of a potential facility, and is to be presented to the city council in 2019. More from Mississauga News:
In light of FIFA’s announcement that Canada, United States, and Mexico will host the World Cup in 2026, the city agrees it should be in a “stronger position” to host related World Cup events such as practices and training camps.
The tourism master plan approved by council in 2017 also recommended a multi-use sports stadium.
City staff will complete a feasibility study and business case for the construction and operation of the stadium. Possible locations will be ranked, along with their costs.
The $100,000 study will be funded from the tourism projects reserve fund.
The Canadian Premier League is set to begin play in 2019, and has been rolling out announcements of its initial teams over the last several weeks.