The 7 Best Soccer Fields in Toronto
The Euro 2016 Championships kicked off in France this past weekend and for those who are unfamiliar with the tournament, it’s a month long soccer tournament which will determine the champions of Europe. Superstars like Wayne Rooney, Gareth Bale and David Villa are all participating in the tournament which, like the World Cup, occurs every four years. In keeping with this soccer-theme, today we would like to highlight the seven best soccer fields in Toronto. Remember, it’s important to stretch your hamstrings and increase stamina if you’re looking to become a soccer superstar. Physical therapy is the way to go if you’re looking to sprint down the pitch like French forward, Olivier Giroud.
In an effort to revitalize the Toronto waterfront, the city built two, state of the art soccer fields in 2008 along with smart lighting (a sophisticated lighting system designed to keep birds safe and away from the fields). The Cherry Beach Sports field has a unique artificial surface which is the same turf used on many internationals fields.
Monarch Park, located in the east-end of Toronto is operated by the Toronto District School Board and is currently undergoing over $5 million worth of renovations which will turn this stadium into one of the best amateur sports fields in the country. This surface is field turf and this stadium is also home to the Ryerson Rams. If you’re looking for a semi-professional field in Toronto, Monarch Park is exactly what you’re looking for and it could be rented throughout the summer.
The Academy Soccer Field is a 1.5-hectare park located in North York. This community field is well maintained and used by many organizations including the East York soccer club. This field is cut once per week and is ideal for a large group looking to practice free kicks, penalty kicks or find a quick pick-up game in Toronto.
Lamport Stadium is another one of Toronto soccer fields which are categorized as “semi-pro.” This field, located just minutes from downtown Toronto is available for rental throughout the summer months and is fitted with a synthetic turf. It is one of the few premier fields in the city and is cut three times per week, giving it the Old Trafford feeling.
Etobicoke, we couldn’t forget about you! Located just minutes away from our Etobicoke physiotherapy clinic location, Centennial Park is home to a cricket pitch and multiple soccer fields. If you’re looking for a competitive match, Centennial Park is the place to be as there are always people looking for a quick drop-in soccer game.
If you’re in Scarborough and looking for a professional field to practice set soccer pieces then you should check out L’Amoreaux Sports Complex. This facility has four fields, one of which contains a turf surface and is home to some of the best soccer games in the city. Established leagues such as the Ontario Soccer Association use these fields for their games and you could always drop in for non-competitive games.
Another Beaches-area soccer field makes the list as Woodbine Park contains a soccer field which is maintained by the city and cut weekly. Woodbine Park is unique because here is where you find seven bike trails, a Fieldhouse, a pond, and a sports field, allowing you to work on your shot like some of the best athletes in the world. If you’d like to be the next Ronaldo, this field in the lively Beaches neighbourhood could very well be the best place to train.
If you’re in Toronto while recovering from a sports injury and would like to work on rehabilitation or restoring the body to function, please visit the Toronto HealthMax Physiotherapy Clinic near you or call (416) 431-4000. Our trained staff will also help you increase your stamina and endurance, making sure you’re well on the way to success like the stars participating in the UEFA 2016 Euros!