TransAlta is proud to support Pirate Nation Stadium

Jul 28, 2010

TransAlta is proud to support the Adna Middle/High School’s dream to build a new stadium for local youth and the community at large. The Pirate Nation Stadium is slated to be finished in fall 2011 and when completed it will feature a field that can be used for both football and soccer and a surrounding running track. It will be built next to the existing baseball field, completing what will be a multi-purpose facility that the community can use and enjoy together.

TransAlta has donated $300,000 toward the construction, and will provide some of the equipment needed to build the stadium. Many local employees have committed to volunteer personal time to help with the actual building.

Check out the latest pictures of this exciting project

Pirate Stadium Scoreboard
The Pirate Stadium Scoreboard

The scoreboard is up and ready for the first game to be played at the new Adna Pirate Stadium.


Putting up Scoreboard Putting up the Scoreboard

TransAlta employee, Jeff Yanish with other volunteers putting up the new scoreboard.

Field Seeded

The field was seeded on October 5th allowing time for growth for use by next fall.  

Lights and Seats Installation

Installation of lighting and seating began in October.  The stadium will have the capacity to seat 1,000 people.  

Cheque Presentation

Adna School Board Chair Tom Green accepted a $300,000 grant from TransAlta’s Jeff Yanish during an April 20th school board meeting.


Construction Begins

In July, heavy equipment was employed to begin site preparation for the project.


On June 28, 2010 TransAlta employees joined over 100 volunteers to celebrate the groundbreaking of the all-volunteer project to build Pirate Nation Stadium.

Site Preparation

TransAlta operator Dennis Spencer volunteers to complete grading and site preparation on the stadium site. TransAlta donated the use of heavy equipment from the Centralia plant and mine.

Stadium Light Preparation

TransAlta operator Roger Anderson and utility worker Jesse Nelson in front of the vacuum truck which was used to suction liquid from holes being filled with concrete for the construction of stadium lights. TransAlta donated the use of the truck during construction in the fall.

Concrete Pour

TransAlta’s Jeff Yanish (right) working with Adna High School students to construct forms to support the concrete pour enabling completition of the stadium’s foundation