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.
The facility recognizes four distinct groups that have a priority in scheduling including:
- Leagues ( e.g NSSL; MSMSL etc)
- Regions (Halifax; Harbour East; Suburban)
- SNS Technical
- Other sports
% ALLOCATION OF TIME:
- Leagues 55%
- Regions 20%
- SNS Technical 10%
- Other Sports 15%
DEFINITION OF PRIME TIME HOURS:
Prime time is defined as rental time Monday thru Friday 5p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 7:00a.m.to 11:00p.m.
(October 15 to April 14 of each year)
DEFINITION OF NON PRIME TIME HOURS:
Any BMOSC hours outside prime time hours including any time between April 16 and October 14 each year.
APPLYING FOR TIME:
Any users wishing to apply for prime time must submit requests by July 21st of each year and must include any request for non prime time hours. The BMO Soccer Centre will notify users by July 1st of each year of the need to apply. Time will be allocated based on age of users (Youth before 9:00pm Mon-Fri) and the % of time allotted for each group. Any time not used will be allocated to other groups based on % allocation if other group’s requests are not met.
Region allocations will be based on soccer player registration by region with each regiont given a percentage of time allocation based on the number of registrants in each region. Any time not used by a region will become available to other regions.
15% 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 July 1 of each year. Interested groups must follow guidelines set by the Allocation policy.
Any remaining time will be allotted by the BMOSC General Manager as required.
NON PRIME TIME HOURS:
Any non prime hours will be allotted on a first come basis by the BMOSC General Manager.
YEARLY ALLOCATION OF TIME:
Allocation of time is based on a Seasonal Agreement (October 15-March 31) and groups must sign an Agreement for use by October 1 of each year. All other seasonal allocations are based on decisions by the General Manager. Cancellations must follow guidelines set by cancellation policy.