Field Allocation Policy
PURPOSE OF POLICY:
The demand for prime time hour rentals exceeds the number of hours available to users. The BMO Soccer Centre has a mandate to ensure the local soccer community has access to prime time use of the facility and other users have access to the facility as well. The Centre must also ensure the facility is fiscally responsible and is operated on a self-sufficient basis.
DEFINITION OF PRIME TIME HOURS:
Prime time is defined as rental time from November 1 to March 31 from 6:00 am to 12:00 am.
DEFINITION OF NON PRIME TIME HOURS:
Any BMOSC hours outside prime time hours including any time between April 1 to October 31.
APPLYING FOR TIME:
Any users wishing to apply for prime time must submit requests by September 1. The BMO Soccer Centre will notify Sports Governing Bodies by mid July of each year of the need to apply. Time will be allocated based on age of users (Youth before 9:00 pm Monday to Friday) and the percentage of time allocated for each group. Any time not used will be allocated to other groups based on percentage allocation if other groups’ requests are not met.
Allocations of time will be based on Winter Youth Registration numbers from a combination of the previous two winter seasons. Each club within a region is given a percentage of time allocation based on the number of Winter Youth Registration numbers. Any time not used by a club will become available to the other clubs.
ALLOCATION OF TIME TO OTHER SPORTING GROUPS:
Based on the agreement between HRM and Soccer Nova Scotia, up to 15% of all available time must be offered to other sport users. BMOSC must notify other sporting groups through Sport Nova Scotia of the opportunity of renting time at the Centre by mid July of each year. Interested groups must follow guidelines set by the Allocation policy.
Any remaining time will be allotted by the SNS Operations Manager as required.
The BMOSC Field Allocation Policy is subject to change upon annual review prior to the start of the annual allocation process.