GRASS FIELDS CLOSED – TURF FIELDS OPEN


Chilliwack FC uses fields within the city that are owned by the City of Chilliwack. Our users must follow the city’s guidance on field closures. If our teams are caught playing or training on closed fields the city can refuse us the right to use their fields.

Please check the City of Chilliwack Online Field Status for the latest updates.

Please note: Chilliwack FC does reserve the right to close fields even when the City of Chilliwack has kept them open. This may be done occasionally when a sudden storm or change of weather happens after the decision to keep fields open for a weekend and we feel that using the fields would cause damage to them.

Field Closure Process

Information on Weather Related Cancellations

There is often confusion on a rainy and cold weekend mornings as to whether or not a game is cancelled. The following information can answer most of your questions. Games will be cancelled in either 1 of 2 situations:

1.  The City of Chilliwack closes the fields due to inclement weather. If, due to excessive rain or snow during the preceding week, the City believes weekend use of the fields are not playable or play will likely cause excessive damage, then the City will make a decision to close its fields. For weekend play the City makes and posts its decision on its website by not later than Friday mid-afternoon. In these circumstances our coordinators will notify all coaches on Friday afternoon/early evening and will post the closure on the main page of our Club’s website (www.chilliwackfc.com). It is up to each coach to contact parents.

City Parks staff responsible for these decisions do the necessary field inspections on Friday and make their decision based on those inspections. These staff members do not work weekends. Thus if on a Friday the City decides to close the fields for weekend play then the fields will be closed and all games will be cancelled, even if the weather improves overnight and on Saturday morning. Similarly if the City decides on a Friday to leave the fields open for weekend play then, as far as the City is concerned, the fields will remain open for weekend play, even if the weather turns nasty overnight and on Saturday morning.

2.  There may be occasions where the City decides to leave the fields open but we at the CFC decides Friday afternoon/early Saturday morning to cancel all games. This would happen if, due to snow, extreme cold or excessive overnight rain we are of the view that it would not be prudent to play either because of player safety concerns or because of a concern that fields will suffer excessive damage. In these situations we will email all coaches before 8:00 a.m. and have the cancellation notice posted on the main page of our website by 8:00 a.m.

On weekends where the weather is poor, check our website Friday pm. If there is no cancellation notice then fields are open. Check again Saturday morning around 8:00 a.m. for any further closure notice. If you see no closure notice on our website by 8:00 a.m. then fields are open and the games are on.

Finally, it is ultimately up to the referee and the coaches on any given day as to whether or not a game is played. There may be times when the fields are open and the Club has not cancelled the games but a particular field may not be safe to play on due to excessive standing water or frozen conditions.

Air Quality Policy

During the summer of 2017 British Columbia and the Lower Mainland saw increased forest fire activity that affected the air quality in Chilliwack. Under the guidance of BC Soccer and based on readings from the City of Chilliwack’s website CFC has implemented the following guidelines.

BC Soccer Air Quality Safety Guidelines:

  • Player health and safety is a high priority for BC Soccer, thus it is recommended to err on the side of caution if ever in doubt in any situation regarding the health and safety of players.
  • Click here for BC Soccer Guidelines
  • Click here for Current Chilliwack Air Quality Readings

If the reading is 7 or above, practices/training cancelled by CFC.

Chilliwack FC reserves the right to cancel training if we feel it’s in the best interest of our members to do so despite the readings not meeting the “recommended” standards.

Please contact your coach if you have questions about training session cancellations.


Current Chilliwack Conditions

To access our 2017 U5-U10 Fall Recreational field layouts for Exhibition Field Turf and Fairfield Island Sportspark CLICK HERE.

Exhibition Field Access, Parking and Rules

Exhibition Field is used by Chilliwack FC for training session throughout the week and for games on the weekends. Chilliwack FC is only one user group in the community who has access to this facility. We ask that all of our users review the rules and regulations below. Access and parking is available off Spadina Avenue through Gate 4.

ACCESS & PARKING

  • Exhibition Stadium is owned and operated by The City of Chilliwack. Chilliwack FC players and parents and opposing teams must adhere to parking regulation set-out by the city. Failure to do so may result in CFC field privileges being revoked.
  • Parking access is off Spadina Avenue through Gate 4 north east of the stadium. Parking in this city owned lot is always free and the lot will always be open when games or practices are scheduled.
  • Parking in the Prospera Centre owned lot to the north west of the stadium is discouraged. Parking fees will be in effect during all event times at Prospera Centre.
  • A new entrance to the field is being built at the north end off the Gate 4 parking lot.
  • Chilliwack FC appreciates your cooperation.

 

Click here for the Google map.

Click here to download the Access & Parking map PDF.

EXHIBITION FIELD RULES & REGULATIONS

  • Only players, coaches and officials are permitted on the turf. Parents and spectators must stay behind the fences. No exceptions.
  • Players must not enter the field prior to their permitted time and should leave the field five minutes before their end time to allow transition between groups.
  • NO coffee, pop, juice or sports drinks. ONLY WATER is permitted on the turf.
  • NO food is permitted on the turf, including gum, sunflower seeds and nuts.
  • NO smoking within the facility.
  • NO dogs or animals within the facility.

The concession at Exhibition Field is now being operated by Chilliwack FC and will be open during most game times scheduled.

Chilliwack Fields

Current list of fields used within Chilliwack by CFC for home games.


Exhibition Field

Address: 455456 Spadina Ave, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1V4
Field Type: Turf Field (1 full-field, 3 Super 8)
Parking: Yes (enter off Spadina Ave. at Gate 4)
Restrooms: Yes
Covered Team Bench: Yes (full-field only)
Parent Viewing: Covered grandstand/bleachers

Townsend Park

Address: 45130 Wolfe Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2P 7S6
Field Type: 1 Turf Field (A) – 2 Grass Fields (B,C)
Parking: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Covered Team Bench: Yes (turf field only)
Parent Viewing: Turf (bleachers) – Grass (sideline)

Chilliwack Senior Secondary School

Address: 46363 Yale Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2P 2P8
Field Type: Turf Field
Parking: Yes (enter off Portage Ave. behind the school)
Restrooms: Yes
Covered Team Bench: Yes
Parent Viewing: Bleachers

Vedder Middle School

Address: 45560 S Sumas Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2R 1S3
Field Type: Grass
Parking: Yes
Restrooms: No (Shell station at S. Sumas & Vedder)
Covered Team Bench: No
Parent Viewing: Sideline

Sardis Senior Secondary School

Address: 45460 Stevenson Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2R 2Z6
Field Type: Grass
Parking: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Covered Team Bench: No
Parent Viewing: Bleachers

Evans Elementary School

Address: 7600 Evans Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2R 1L2
Field Type: Grass
Parking: Yes
Restrooms: No
Covered Team Bench: No
Parent Viewing: Sideline

Fairfield Island Sportspark

Address:
Field Type: Grass
Parking: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Covered Team Bench: No
Parent Viewing: Sideline

Home Game Field Assigments

21-Oct 1000am Vedder Middle U11 Boys Chwk Arsenal ASA Thunder League
21-Oct U11 Boys Chwk Attack LUSA League
21-Oct 1130am Vedder Middle U12 Boys Chwk Galaxy ASA Tornado League
21-Oct U12 Boys Chwk strikers REES CFC Black League
21-Oct 1000am CSSS U14 Boys FV Selects BCT League
22-Oct 1200pm CSSS 1 U11 Girls Chwk Attack CMFSC Benefica League
22-Oct 1200pm CSSS 2 U12 Girls Chwk Adrenaline LUSA League
22-Oct 130pm CSSS 1 U12 Girls Chwk sirens PGMLFC League
22-Oct 130pm CSSS 2 U12 Girls Chwk strikers PMSC United League
22-Oct 300pm CSSS 1 U12 Girls Chwk Attack PCE Fusion League
22-Oct 330pm Townsend A U14 Girls Chwk inferno CFC Renegades League
22-Oct 200pm Townsend A U14 Girls Chwk Attack NSG Warriors League
22-Oct 1000am Townsend A U15 Girls Chwk Strikers CMF Synergy League
22-Oct 1200pm Townsend A U16 Girls Chwk Rush SDU Fusion League
22-Oct 200m Exhibition turf U16 Girls Chwk Attack CAU Snipers League
22-Oct 1200pm Exhibition turf U18 Girls Chwk Attack RGSA FC League
22-Oct 1000am Exhibition turf U18 Boys FV Selects SGU League

Current Chilliwack Conditions