The Canadian Premier League inaugural season at York University will have York9 FC host home matches at two venues.
At launch, York9 will at Alumni Field, located a kilometre northwest of York Lions Stadium and easily accessible at via the nearby Pioneer Village TTC subway station. York9 will play its games at its temporary venue until the conversion of York Lions Stadium and renovations are completed before the end of the 2019 CPL season.
Lions Stadium, which served as a state-of-the-art athletics venue for the 2015 Pan Am Games is in the process of being transformed into a venue capable of hosting CPL matches.
The natural grass surface within the soon-to-be 8,000-seat multi-purpose stadium is being replaced with a new turf playing surface that will host games midway through 2019.
In addition to creating an intimate soccer-viewing experience, a sizeable craft beer and food truck selection at both stadiums will appeal to supporters at both locations.