Nonis Sports Field

UBC Okanagan’s turf field was donated by the Nonis family and installed in November 2008. It opened for use in spring 2009, and is home to the Heat’s U SPORTS soccer teams. Other sports playable on the surface include football, field hockey and, men’s lacrosse.

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Field schedule

Field features

  • Capacity: 200 in bleachers
  • Outdoor lighting: Equipped
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Locker rooms: Four

Dimensions

  • Soccer (69m x 100m or 226’ x 328)
  • Football (59.44m x 137m or 195’ x 450’)
  • Field hockey (55m x 91.54m or 180’ x 300’)
  • Men’s lacrosse (54.85m x 100.5m or 180’ x 330’)

Field plan (PDF)

Location & parking

For information on field location, view the UBC Okanagan campus map.

The nearest parking lot to the field is B Lot.

Field rentals

When booked at least seven days prior

  • Non-profit minor use: $30 per hour (practice, less intense activities) and $40 per hour (tournaments/camps)
  • Non-profit major use: $50 per hour (practices, less intense activities) and $65 per hour(tournaments/camps)
  • Fall/Spring: Times after 4:00 p.m. may require field lights and have an additional charge of $5 per hour
  • Summer: Times after 8:00 p.m. may require field lights and have an additional charge of $5 per hour
  • Commercial use is to be determined by nature of event.
  • Bookings that do not pay their final payment by the indicated deadline may be treated as a late booking and higher fees will apply.
  • All groups must be pre-booked.
  • Casual drop-in (only a few people) or daytime use by UBC students or staff is permitted when no other groups are using the field. Non-UBC Okanagan users are not permitted on the field without a rental permit.

When booked within 7 days prior and for additional hours

  • Non-profit minor use: $40 per hour (practices, less intense activities) and $50 per hour (tournaments/camps)
  • Non-profit major use: $60 per hour (practices, less intense activities) and $80 per hour (tournaments/camps)
  • Fall/Spring: Times after 4:00 p.m. may require field lights and have an additional charge of $5 per hour
  • Summer: Times after 8:00 p.m. may require field lights and have an additional charge of $5 per hour
  • Commercial use is to be determined by nature of event.

All groups must be pre-booked and provide payment/insurance prior to field use. Certificate of Insurance terms can be viewed on the UBCO Liability Terms (PDF).

Rates above apply to customer accounts in good standing. Customer accounts not in good standing will be unable to hold space until payment is received, by cheque or cash. All indicated change, cancellation, and late booking fees will be applicable.

Taxes are additional.

Use of UBC Recreation facility change rooms and washrooms, even if open during field times, are not available unless booked at an additional cost.

Book Nonis Sports Field

For information on renting the Nonis Field, email carol.boyd@ubc.ca.

Field rules

  • No food, beverages (other than water), or gum are allowed on the turf (within the fenced area).
  • No dogs are allowed on the turf (within the fenced area).
  • No smoking permitted on campus, except in designated gazebos.
  • Alcohol is not permitted in UBC Recreation facility areas at any time.
  • No metal cleats.
  • No items may be spiked/pressed into field (e.g. tent stakes, corner flags, etc.). Tents should not go on the field unless previously approved and appropriate tie down arrangements have been discussed.
  • All groups must be pre-booked.
  • Participants/spectators must not access field area (fenced area) prior to the start of the booking time and must be out of the fenced area by the end of the booking time. The booking user is responsible for any user within the fenced area during their time as well as for their spectator conduct and spectator area cleanliness.
  • Nets must be stored off play area in their appropriate spots.
  • Lights will come on a few minutes prior to contracted times for pre-booked times that require the use of lighting. Lights go off 10 minutes following the end of a contracted time.
  • In the event of an injury/incident wherein bodily fluids are on the field the activity must stop and the user is required to remove any containments and clean the area using soap and water. Any wounds must be treated/cleaned immediately.
  • The renter must provide for their own first aid and coverage and must insure that their onsite representative is aware of UBCO’s Emergency procedures (UBCO Filed Handout (PDF)) as well as any field use rules, prior to using the field.
  • Do not use the field whenever field lines are not visible due to snow or frost coverage.
  • During times when snow may be an issue: due to rapidly changing conditions it is the bookings/users responsibility to determine if the field conditions are suitable for their activity. Any funds paid for times when the conditions are not suitable will be credited/refunded. Do not use the field if unsure or when it is signed/locked as closed.
  • Do not use the field when there is any pooling water on it (from rain, snow melt, etc.).
  • During times when thunder/lightning may occur it is ultimately the responsibility of the booker to safeguard their participants. The general rule of thumb is that play should stop and players should leave the field when the “Flash-to-Bang” (when you see lightning and then hear it) count is 30 seconds or less. Just because it’s not raining doesn’t mean there’s no danger. Players should go inside a building or, if unable to do so, to cars (be inside and grounded with door/windows closed). Do not stand near the light standards, poles, player areas, bleachers, etc. Outdoor activity should not resume until 30 minutes following the last thunder.

The field is monitored. Failure to follow the above rules may result in loss of use for the group booked on the field and possible fines/charges.

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