Can Brampton’s Soccer Community have one of these?

According to our information providing friend,, Langley, British Colombia has a population of 25,000 people. The entire Vancouver Metro Area, including the City of Vancouver and all of its suburbs, has 2.6 million people. Compare that to Brampton, with a population of 600,000, Peel Region (Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon) with its population of 1.6 million and the Greater Toronto Area, with 5.9 million… …we have to ask… “Can Brampton’s Soccer Community also have a 6,500+ seat, soccer specific stadium? And a CPL team to play in it?”

The argument that we already have Toronto FC doesn’t really work, if you consider that Vancouver already has the WhiteCaps and Pacific FC just a ferry boat trip away. In earnest, it doesn’t have to be Brampton’s stadium and team… …let it be Peel Region’s stadium and team. Name if after the river that ties Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon (and even Georgetown in Halton) together… …”Credit River Football Club”.

Vancouver FC’s new modular stadium is so affordable and efficient that they’ve just started pouring concrete in February, for a May home open. It’s expandable, it’s easy to embed into a community, it’s portable in case a location change is ever needed.

Can Brampton's Soccer Community have a stadium like the one in this rendering of Vancouver FC's new, modular, 6500 seat, soccer specific one in Langley, BC.
Rendering of Vancouver FC’s stadium at Langley Events Centre.

Considering how vibrant Brampton’s Soccer Community is with it’s adult leagues like Brampton Adult Soccer, its youth clubs, the regular sessions of pick-up soccer you can see on any and every pitch as soon as the weather permits or the limitless instances of Brampton Drop-In soccer that are hosted by various organizations… …or how about the fact that 32% of Canada’s national team that participated in the 2022 World Cup Qualifying campaign all got their start, and grew up playing, soccer in Brampton… …isn’t all of that, regardless of our population, enough to support a soccer specific stadium and CPL team? Something we can call our own and get behind.

Far be it from us to tell Patrick Brown and Brampton City Council how to do their jobs, but earnestly, why can’t we have nice things? Why can’t Brampton’s Soccer Community have something to call their own… …even if it means maybe sharing it with the rest of Peel Region?

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  1. February 10, 2023 @ 7:08 pm
    It's only a matter of time. Even with the drop in soccer registrations, it's still the most popular sport and if we pick up soccer expertise and best-practices from some of these other communities, soccer in Brampton will continue to grow and we'll be enjoying our own team soon enough.
  2. February 15, 2023 @ 11:02 am
    No, Brampton is major sports city, we’re married to Toronto. Honey Badgers(CBL) just came to Brampton,it won’t last.

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