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Starlight Stadium naming now ceremoniously official

Toronto-based Starlight Investments now holds the naming rights, says City of Langford.

Sunday September 19, 2021 | LANGFORD, BC [Updated September 23, 2021]

by Mary P Brooke, Editor | Island Social Trends

Today the Starlight Stadium in Langford underwent a ceremonial renaming. The decision to rename the stadium was made much earlier this year, and quietly the signage was changed this spring ahead of the reopening of the stadium after more than a year of non-use during the COVID pandemic.

Formerly (and for a long time) known as Westhills Stadium, the venue with expanded seating has undergone several rounds of improvements over the past few years.

Starlight Stadium is named to recognize of a major investment by and partnership with Toronto-based Starlight Investments.

The official renaming was done today during Pacific FC’s match against Atlético Ottawa at 2 pm. The game was a tie match (1-1).

Shared passion for sports:

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Glen Hirsh, Chief Operating Officer, Starlight Investments

“Starlight shares your passion for sports and we’re proud to support Pacific FC, the Westshore Rebels and Rugby Canada at Starlight Stadium,” said Glen Hirsh, Chief Operating Officer, Starlight Investments. “We’ve been a part of the community on Vancouver Island for more than 10 years and look forward to continuing our involvement in the growth of its neighbourhoods.”

The stadium has a capacity of just over 6,000 seats and is home to Pacific FC, the Westshore Rebels football team and Rugby Canada. For concert events the capacity has been promoted as 7,500 as people can also use the field area during those events.

“The City of Langford is pleased that Starlight Investments, as the largest corporate sponsorship in Langford history, has the naming rights for the Stadium,” said Langford Mayor Stew Young.  “This is a big deal for Langford and for Pacific FC and we are happy to have them on board.”

The enhancement and growth of the stadium is a key part of the City of Langford’s vision and goal to see Langford as a national sports capital.

PFC today & into October:

The first 1,500 fans who attended today’s soccer match received a commemorative towel and a Starlight Stadium water bottle. 

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Mayor Stew Young hosting his annual golf tournament fundraiser on September 15, 2021 at Bear Mountain. [Island Social Trends]

Pacific FC currently tops the Canadian Premier League standings with 10 wins, five draws and three losses.

The team looks forward to their remaining three matches in front of a home crowd in Langford. In October, Pacific FC will host Valour FC of Winnipeg on the 16th, FC Edmonton on the 26th and York United FC of Greater Toronto on the 30th.

ABOUT PACIFIC FOOTBALL CLUB: Founded in 2018, Pacific Football Club brings professional football to Vancouver Island. Playing out of Starlight Stadium in Langford, the club provides an outlet for Canadian soccer players to compete at the professional level of the sport on home soil through the Canadian Premier League.  

ABOUT STARLIGHT INVESTMENTS: Starlight Investments is a privately held Toronto-based, full service, multi-family and commercial real estate investment and asset management company driven by an experienced team of over 300 professionals. The company currently manages over $20.0 billion of direct real estate as well as real estate investment securities. Investment vehicles include institutional joint ventures, True North Commercial REIT, Starlight U.S. Multi-Family Funds, the Northview Canadian High Yield Fund and Starlight Capital Funds. Starlight Investments’ portfolio consists of approximately 70,000 multi- residential units across Canada and the U.S. and over 8.0 million square feet of commercial properties.

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Condo living in Langford.

===== RELATED:

July 30: Pacific FC home game tonight at Starlight Stadium (July 30, 2021)

Starlight Stadium adapting to 50 percent capacity in Step 3 (June 29, 2021)

COVID economics: Langford woos Starlight for recovery of stadium & team sport (January 19, 2021)

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