13.9 C
Fort St. John
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
Home News Major concerts at Enerplex unlikely for some time

Major concerts at Enerplex unlikely for some time


As the Enerplex completion date draws near, residents are curious about the facilities capabilities.

The City’s website says in the summer months, ice surfaces can be removed to accommodate things like major concerts and rodeos.

But, Director of Facilities and Protective Services Jim Rogers says its unlikely you will see major acts like Alan Jackson coming to town.

- Advertisement -

[asset|aid=1694|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=99d812b02eb608fa8eb6a4fa76039502-Rogers 1_3_Pub.mp3]

Councilor Lori Ackerman says the city is advertising the Enerplex capabilities because the facility has unlimited potential.

[asset|aid=1695|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=99d812b02eb608fa8eb6a4fa76039502-Ackerman 1_2_Pub.mp3]

Now the facility has the capacity to hold five thousand people at a time. Rogers says in a pinch, the City does have enough seating for major events.

[asset|aid=1696|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=99d812b02eb608fa8eb6a4fa76039502-Jim Rogers 2_3_Pub.mp3]

But, both Rogers and Ackerman both say the likelihood of a major concert coming to the centre this year is small. They both agree that Fort St. John does not want to compete with the EnCana events centre in Dawson Creek.

The soft-opening for the Enerplex is scheduled for sometime in September.

get the latest news in your inbox



Local Events

Must Read

Calgary based AltaGas selling U.S. solar, fuel cell power plants for...

CALGARY _ AltaGas Ltd. says it is selling its portfolio of U.S. distributed electricity assets held by subsidiaries WGL Energy Systems, Inc. and WGSW,...

NEAT’s Let’s Go Outside Program