Our field of dreams started to become a small reality and out of our minds and onto paper with our first blueprints. Once the plan was laid out, the most important part of the project was to locate a proper size of land to accommodate an internationally-sized cricket ground with up to 80 meters of boundary around the main pitch. When our site evaluation team was reviewing possible locales they set a mandate to find a location that is easily accessible from all of the Niagara Region’s major highways. The location needed to be convenient for local players as well as those from all across Canada and from the neighboring state of New York, USA.
After careful review of all available locations in Niagara Region, a highly suitable site of 24 acres was allocated right in the heart of Niagara Region to build the NCC.
Hydro seeding contractors finally were able to seed the oval cricket ground. Special Rye Grass seeds that are both low mow and drought tolerant was used for the ground. The ground’s grass started to blossom within 3 short weeks. By the end of September the grass was covering approximately 80 percent of the playing area.
Hydro seeding contractors advised the entire 16 acre lot – the whole cricket ground and surrounding areas will be full of grass by spring 2012.