The Superdome at Ben Franklin Park provides residents and organized sports teams with year-round access to much-needed facilities in the west end. The $5.86 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, golf and more. Parents, kids, coaches and players appreciate the climate-controlled, mosquito-free playing environment.
Benefits of BFP Superdome to residents
- Utilization of a Public Private Partnership (P3) has ensured productivity, efficiency, and best value for the City through the acquisition of a specialized private partner who takes on many of the risks associated with this project.
- Addition of much-needed indoor space for soccer, Ultimate, golf and other recreational and sporting activities during the winter months
- Increased recreational programming and services respond to the significant demand in the west end of the city, without incurring debt
- TMSI, the facility’s private-sector partner, provides use of the facility to community groups throughout the year at a market rate.
The Superdome is located in Ben Franklin Park at 191 Knoxdale Road. View a map to Superdome.
The process leading up to the completion of the Superdome began in 2002 when staff at the City of Ottawa defined a need for a year-round field sports facility in the west-end. In February 2007, TMSI was awarded a contract to build the facility and it opened for business in November of the same year.
The BFP Superdome was created as a result of a Public-Private Partnership between the City of Ottawa and Thunderbird Management Services Inc (TMSI). It was the two’s second joint-venture. The City and TMSI had partnered three years earlier on the Superdome East at the Hornets Nest.
Thunderbird Management Services Inc. (TMSI) is a locally owned and operated company that manages and owns recreational facilities in the Ottawa area and eastern Ontario. 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. Learn more about TMSI by visiting the TMSI Web site (link is external).
Contact the Superdome at Ben Franklin Park
Superdome is available for use year round. Visit their Web page (link is external) for the latest contact info.