Sports Dome

Russell Township’s brand new Sports Dome is now under construction, and this website is your tool to follow its progress.
Below, you will find the Sports Dome Background, Fundraising information, the Naming Rights RFP and construction updates, all relating to this landmark project.


September 13, 2017

Progress of construction this week includes pouring of curbs, installation of HVAC units, progress of lobby construction, pouring of the patio, installation of a pedestrian airlock and turnstile, pouring of the sidewalk and preparation of the surface to receive artificial turf.

August 30, 2017

Progress of construction this week includes installation of fire protection piping and backfilling, mechanical units, parking progress, clubhouse roof and outer shell progress, clubhouse interior block wall completion and HVAC and plumbing start.

August 22, 2017

Progress of construction this week includes placement of the track and tennis court asphalt, pouring of the gymnasium concrete slab, clubhouse exterior wall framing and interior block wall start.

August 2, 2017

The progress of the construction this week includes the pouring of the clubhouse-adjoining wall, placement of granular within the dome, and forming and pouring of the grade beam of the south wall (foundation).

July 20, 2017

July 20, 2017: The progress of construction this week includes removal of the formwork around the grade beam, and the clubhouse steel erection.

July 5, 2017

July 5, 2017: The progress includes the pouring of the foundation wall on the north side for the air-supported structure, backfilling of the clubhouse and start of the site services.

June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017: The progress includes the air-supported structure excavation, forming and pouring of the footings.

June 13, 2017

June 13, 2017: The progress includes the clubhouse excavation, forming and pouring of the footings and foundation walls.


On February 21st, 2017, Council unanimously voted in favour of the Dome Project. More information will become available as the project proceeds. Peruse the presentation that Council received to approve the project: Dome Presentation (Feb. 21).

The Corporation of the Township of Russell is proceeding with the construction of a sports dome to house a variety of indoor activities year-round. The first of its kind, not only in Russell Township, but in the United Counties of Prescott-Russell, the Sports Dome will be a multi-sport facility, enabling the residents of our area to enjoy the benefits of exercise and sport throughout the year.


Fundraising is now underway. For more information or to donate, visit the KinClub of Russell's webpage.

Naming Rights

RFP: The Township of Russell requests Proposals from interested parties for the naming rights of the Sports Dome in Embrun, Ontario.

Click here for the full RFP
Sept 13 - Pedestrian AirlockSept 13 - PatioSept 13 - LobbySept 13 - HVACSept 13 - Turf PrepSept 13 - SidewalkSept 13 - CurbsAugust 30 - Ext WallAugust 30 - Clubhouse InteriorAugust 22 - Clubhouse exterior framingAugust 22 - Gymnasium concrete slabAugust 22 - Track AsphaltAugust 2 - Clubhouse-ajoining wallAugust 2 - South wall formingJuly 20 - Clubhouse Steel ErectionJuly 20 - Removal of FormworkJuly 5 - North Foundation Wall.jpgJuly 5 - Clubhouse backfillJuly 5 - Site ServicesJune 21, 2017June 21, 2017June 21, 2017June 13, 2017

Sept 13 - Pedestrian Airlock

Sept 13 - Patio

Sept 13 - Lobby

Sept 13 - HVAC

Sept 13 - Turf Prep

Sept 13 - Sidewalk

Sept 13 - Curbs

August 30 - Ext Wall

August 30 - Clubhouse Interior

August 22 - Clubhouse exterior framing

August 22 - Gymnasium concrete slab

August 22 - Track Asphalt

August 2 - Clubhouse-ajoining wall

August 2 - South wall forming

July 20 - Clubhouse Steel Erection

July 20 - Removal of Formwork

July 5 - North Foundation Wall.jpg

July 5 - Clubhouse backfill

July 5 - Site Services

June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017 -3

June 21, 2017 -2

June 13, 2017