SIX NATIONS — The Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA) is sporting a new arena floor within the Six Nations Community.
Combining colours of wampum, the age-old green base with new design symmetries, the floor was replaced by November 4 and the change had been a “long time coming.”
According to Arrows Express Sports, the original floor design was a used turf installed back in 2004, making the ILA home of the former turf for 18 years.
On October 28 and 29, arena staff and helpers wearing boots and gloves, removed the turf and rubbed elbows with owner Curt Styres and his son Brandon Styres. Fourteen rolls in total were removed with an approximate weight of 1200 pounds.
Turf Alliance, a company leading in sports construction, took the new turf in on October 31 and completed the installation process last Friday, just in time for an NLL team to break it in.
The Halifax Thunderbirds and Curt Styres opened the floor with their opening camp on Saturday, November 5, the same team that features Six Nations players such as Cody Jamieson and Warren Hill on its roster.
The new floor will welcome the Six Nations community and visitors from now on, with multiple winter lacrosse avenues to come.