Langford plans to expand Westhills Stadium to 8,000
Langford plans to expand Westhills Stadium to 8,000 seats, from 1,718, in what could be a game-changer for outdoor sports in Greater Victoria.
It would put the region in the capacity range of what would be required for the upcoming professional soccer Canadian Premier League, B.C. Lions exhibition CFL games, and for certain international games featuring the Canadian men’s and women’s soccer and rugby teams.
“It would be a true regional facility,” said Langford Mayor Stew Young.
“We need this in the region. The metro region is now around 400,000 people and Langford is growing fastest with lots of young families. We are home to Rugby Canada, Golf Canada and Tennis Canada. We are going after sports. If you don’t set the goal, you’ll never do it. Let’s do it. We want to be known as the sports capital. We want to create that style of entertainment here.”