The City of Stratford is gearing up for its grand opening of Cowan Field at the Festival Hydro Community Park.

Stratford Soccer Association President Mike Vancea says three-time Canadian Olympian Melissa Tancredi will be on-hand for the ribbon cutting ceremonies.

Tancredi won Olympic bronze in soccer playing for Team Canada in 2012 and 2016.

She’ll be joined by representatives from the city, Festival Hydro and the soccer association.

The ribbon-cutting is set for Friday at 4:30 at the field located on Packham Road.