Where Are They Now? Hillside dome remains an idea for now

The stadium is used by both the City of Kamloops and Thompson Rivers University, but the city remains mum on winter dome plans and the proposal has yet to come to council chambers

Plans for a dome at Hillside Stadium remain up in the air.

KTW learned earlier this year that a facility-related study was completed, including plans for a dome to cover the facility in the winter.

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The stadium is used by both the City of Kamloops and Thompson Rivers University, but the city remains mum on the plans and the proposal has yet to come to council chambers.

City facilities manager Jeff Putnam said he could not say much, other than the dome idea was not coming to council any time soon.

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Putnam would not go so far as to say the dome proposal has been scrapped entirely.

“It’s not urgent right now,” Putnam said.

“There’s higher priorities, basically.”

Those priorities, he said, include resurfacing of the track at Hillside Stadium and upgrades to the adjacent Canada Games Aquatic Centre, both planned for 2020.

An update will come to council in the new year.

In January 2019, Matt Milovick of TRU said he had discussions with the city, calling it a “blue-sky thinking,” with no concrete plan moving forward.

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