About Fort McMurray
Nestled in a forest valley where the Athabasca and Clearwater rivers meet is the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s urban centre, the community of Fort McMurray. Originally established as a Hudson’s Bay Company trading post in 1870, today Fort McMurray draws attention from around the world as the residential and commercial focal point of Canada’s oil sands industry.
The community it is not only a great place to work but a place with growing young families. With unique amenities like the nations largest recreational centre, Canada's largest outdoor green gym and the beautiful Birchwood trails, Fort McMurray offers endless opportunities to enjoy an extraordinary lifestyle.
VENUE: Shell Place
Shell Place, opened in June 2015, encompasses SMS Equipment Stadium, the Baseball Stadium, Indoor Turf Field House, High Performance Training Centre and the Don Scott McMurray Law Office Badminton Centre. In addition to these amenities, Shell Place also boasts meeting, conference and event spaces and full hospitality services, as well as being home to the Redpoll Centre, a non-profit hub operated by the United Way of Fort McMurray. Since opening, Shell Place has become the home of premier concerts and sport events in the Wood Buffalo region, including performances by Aerosmith and John Fogerty, as well as Northern Kickoff I and II (the furthest north exhibition and regular season games in CFL history), the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games, the 2016 Baseball Canada Cup and motorsport events such as Nitro Circus and Monster X Tour.
VENUE: Ross Hennigar Park
Ross Hennigar Park is 110 057 square foot ball diamond that features a grass infield and outfield and a clay base path. The diamond can host medal round games and finals and is equipped with bleachers for fans to enjoy the games. Previous highlight events hosted here include 2016 Baseball Canada Cup and it is the home to Midget AAA Baseball.