Langley's McLeod Athletic Park will get some financial help from the federal government to replace its artificial turf field.
On Saturday, MP Mark Warawa and Township Mayor Jack Froese were on hand to announce a $250,000 grant from the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund.
"There is a great demand for facilities from our user groups, and this synthetic turf will allow them to continue to play throughout the year, despite encroaching darkness or inclement weather," said Froese.
"This investment will help create jobs and growth, and will support the prosperity of Langley," said Warawa. "McLeod Park is an incredible facility for the people of Langley and enables us, as a community, to host more sporting events, and promote the sports tourism industry in Langley for years to come."
McLeod Athletic Park's main field recently saw the Langley Rams win the B.C. Football Conference Championship and host the Canadian Junior Football League Championship.
The facility hosted the 2010 BC Summer Games and will soon hold the Royal Canadian Legion's 2013 and 2014 Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships, the 2013 Special Olympics BC Summer Games, and the 2014 BC Seniors Games.