Superdome is the most technically advanced sports dome in North America, providing residents and organized sports teams with year-round access to much-needed facilities in the east end. Originally called “Thunderdome”, the $3.5 million Superdome is a state-of-the-art, air-supported sports dome that provides a FIFA-approved international soccer field that can be reconfigured into three mini-fields for seven-on-seven play and practices. The field is also suitable for a wide range of sports including soccer, football, rugby, lacrosse, Ultimate, cricket, and more. Parents, kids, coaches and players appreciate the climate-controlled, mosquito-free playing environment.
During winter months, Superdome’s indoor driving range offers more than 20 stations for people who are looking to improve their swing. The facility’s golf pros also offer structured golf lessons for individuals and groups.
Benefits of Superdome to residents
- Addition of much-needed indoor space for soccer, golf, Ultimate and other recreational and sporting activities during the winter months
- Increased recreational programming and services respond to the significant growth in demand in the east district of the city, without incurring debt
- Home to the Gloucester Soccer Association
- TMSI, the facility’s private-sector partner, will provide use of the facility to community groups throughout the year at a market rate.
Where is Superdome?
Superdome is located at the Hornet’s nest off Bearbrook Road near Blackburn Hamlet in the east end of Ottawa. View a map to Superdome.
The process leading up to the completion of Superdome began in 2002 when staff at the City of Ottawa defined a need for a year-round field sports facility in the east end. City Council approved staff’s recommendation for a new facility in April 2003, and the search for a private-sector partner was launched. In September 2003, TMSI was awarded the contract to build the facility, and construction was launched in July 2004. Superdome was completed in only four months by October 2004, when an opening ceremony was held inside the new dome, and fields became available for use.
Superdome was created as a result of a Public-Private Partnership between the City of Ottawa and Thunderbird Management Services Inc. (TMSI). TMSI was selected as a result of a competitive bidding process for the project.
Thunderbird Management Services Inc. (TMSI) is a locally owned and operated company that manages and owns recreational facilities in the Ottawa area. Currently, TMSI manages a number of tennis, golf and soccer facilities and programs, as well as one of the largest summer camp programs in the area. TMSI works in conjunction with the City of Ottawa to implement their golf camp program. Find out how the partnership works, or learn more about TMSI by visiting the TMSI Web site.
Superdome is available for use year round. Visit their Web page for the latest contact info.