Temporary soccer stadium approved for Wanderers Grounds

The Wanderers Grounds will be the site of a temporary, pop-up, soccer stadium, boosting hopes a professional soccer team will soon follow.

Regional Council gave unanimous approval to a rental agreement for the stadium which will have temporary stands to seat up to 7,000 to watch the team which would be part of a new professional Canadian soccer league.

The Friends of Halifax Common have concerns about noise levels, parking and other issues, saying the Wanderers Grounds are already heavily used.