Manitoba

Manitoba election: NDP promises new soccer pitches for Brandon

The city of Brandon will see two new soccer pitches built if the NDP is re-elected, leader Greg Selinger promised on Tuesday.

The NDP would build two new soccer fields, leader Greg Selinger says

Premier Greg Selinger announces new soccer pitches for Brandon at Assiniboine Community College's North Hill campus on Tuesday morning. (Riley Laychuk/CBC)

Brandon will get two new soccer pitches if the NDP is re-elected, leader Greg Selinger said on Tuesday.

Selinger and the party's candidates in Brandon made the announcement at the Assiniboine Community College's North Hill campus.

A flooded Optimist Soccer Park in Brandon, Man., was closed in 2014. (Bert Savard/CBC)
The pitches will be built on college property, which is higher ground than the city's main pitches.

The NDP made the commitment because the city's existing pitches are too often at risk of flooding, Selinger said. 

"They needed higher, drier, more modern soccer fields," Selinger told reporters. 

Manitobans head to the polls on April 19. 

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