Ben Sproule is one of the principal founders of Nustadia Recreation Inc. and has worked exclusively in the recreation facility development field for over 30 years. He has managed / directed the design, development, operations, marketing and construction of a large percentage of the significant Canadian recreation facility projects, including recently, the new Merlis Belsher Place (3000 seat twin-pad) in Saskatoon, the new 4-Pad arena in Dartmouth NS, Regina 6-plex (Evraz Place), the BMO Centre (4-pad arena, Halifax), the William P Wilder Complex (twin-pad at Upper Canada College in Toronto), Mohawk 4 Ice Centre (Hamilton), Harbour Station (Saint John, NB), the Sarnia Sports and Entertainment Complex, the Guelph Sports and Entertainment Centre, The KC Irving Centre (Bathurst, NB) and the Superior Propane Centre (4-pad arena in Moncton, NB). Mr. Sproule provided design and project services for both the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and Rogers Centre (formerly GM Place) in Vancouver as part of Nustadia/PBK’s role as owner’s representative. Mr. Sproule was a member of the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association for fifteen years and was a past director and partner of the PBK Group of Companies.

Ben Sproule is one of Canada’s acknowledged experts in the development of Public Private Partnerships in the recreation field and has been an invited speaker at the Canadian Council for Private Public Partnerships annual convention. He remains actively Nustadia’s principal representative on new public/private developments and operating contracts in the leisure and recreation field.


Bachelor of Engineering (Structural), McMaster University
Canadian Society of Civil Engineering, National Conference Chairman


Merlis Belsher Place (3000 seat twin-pad), Saskatoon
County of Grande Prairie Sportsplex (twin-pad, indoor soccer)
Dartmouth Arena Complex (4-Pad Arena), Dartmouth
Pictou County Wellness Centre (twin-pad, double pool, gym), New Glasgow
UCCU Complex (twin-pad, indoor soccer, seniors centre, outdoor fields), Amherstburg ON
Lakeshore C.I. Sports Centre (indoor soccer), Toronto
BMO Centre (4-pad arena), Halifax
Evraz Place (6-pad arena), Regina
William P. Wilder ‘40 Arena (twin-pad arena), Toronto
Mohawk 4 Ice Centre (4-pad arena), Hamilton
Coliseum Feasibility Study (7000 seat arena), Medicine Hat
Coliseum Business Plan (5000 seat arena), Moose Jaw
Superior Propane Centre (4-pad arena), Moncton
Sleeman Centre (5000 seat arena), Guelph
USask Arena Study (3000 seat arena), Saskatoon
RBC Centre (4500 seat twin-pad), Sarnia
Western Fair Recreation Complex (4-pad arena, paddocks), London
K C Irving Centre (3500 seat twin-pad), Bathurst
Harbour Station (7900 seat arena), Saint John
Iroquois Park (4-Pad addition), Whitby
Scarborough Ice Sports Centre (4-pad arena), Scarborough
PEPSI Centre (3000 seat twin-pad), Corner Brook
Etobicoke Ice Sports Centre (4-pad arena), Etobicoke
Oakville Ice Sports Centre (4-pad arena), Oakville
Acton Recreation Centre (1-1/2 pad arena), Acton
Oshawa Ice Sports Centre (twin-pad arena), Oshawa
Parkdale Arena Renovations, Hamilton
Albert McCormick Rec Complex (1 pad addition), Waterloo
South Windsor (twin-pad arena), Windsor
Inch Park Arena Renovations, Hamilton
Garden City Arena Renovations, St. Catharines
Galt Arena Gardens Renovations, Cambridge