The Hershey Sports Complex.

During the winter months I play in a men's soccer league at the Hershey Sports Complex in Mississauga, Ontario. This facility is great. The artificial grass is the most recent type. It's long enough and similar enough to the real thing that players can wear cleats if they want to. The field can be configured as one large, regular size pitch or as four separate fields for 5-on-5 play. The games are fast and the rules are a mixture of hockey and soccer, allowing player changes "on the fly" and no offsides. The nets are smaller than regulation size, but the goalkeepers are kept quite busy.

The walls in my drawing are not really the colour I've painted them (they're more of an off-white colour), but I wanted the giant posters to stand out, as they are predominantly white. The windows are extra thick, to withstand the impact of errant shots.

The building is state-of-the-art. Besides soccer, it has a fantastic training facility for gymnasts and also offers basketball and volleyball courts. A lounge area and lots of public viewing make the Hershey "Sportszone" Complex a great place for families. The St. Mike's Majors Ontario Junior "A" hockey team plays in the Hershey Arena next door.

I'm a big believer in the benefits of sports. Some time ago, in a short article that appeared on, I outlined some of the reasons why I support soccer. If you're interested, you can read it here.

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