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Simon Fraser moves 4 soccer games from Canada to the US

Simon Fraser will move four of its home football games across the border to Blaine, Washington for next season due to Canada’s COVID-19 entry requirements, the school announced Tuesday.

Simon Fraser plays at the Division II level and is the only Canadian school that is a member of the NCAA. Visitors entering Canada are required to be fully vaccinated.

Simon Fraser’s games against Texas A&M-Kingsville (Oct. 1), Western New Mexico (Oct. 22), Angelo State (Oct. 29) and West Texas A&M (Nov. 12) move to the stadium of Blaine which has an artificial turf field and indoor seating for 2,000. Blaine is the last town in Washington along Interstate 5 before reaching the Canadian border.

“We all look forward to a time when the impact of the global pandemic will be behind us,” said Simon Fraser’s director of sport, Theresa Hanson. “This news is especially disappointing for our student-athletes, but we continue to support them and advocate for ways to ensure they can train and compete. We look forward to creating a field environment in Blaine for these games.”

Simon Fraser is a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, but for football is an affiliate member of the Lone Star Conference. Central Washington and Western Oregon are also members of the GNAC with Lone Star Conference affiliation for football.

In addition to moving all four games across the border, Simon Fraser canceled a Sept. 10 nonconference game with Montana State-Northern. Simon Fraser will play a conference game at its home field on September 17th against Central Washington and host the University of British Columbia on December 2nd.


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