January 31/12 8:45 am - Milton Council Approves Pan Am Velodrome
Posted by Editoress on 01/31/12
The Town of Milton made a landmark decision at last night’s municipal council meeting to build a permanent velodrome at the Milton Education Village for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games.
“On behalf of TO2015, we would like to thank the Town of Milton for making this velodrome a reality,” says Ian Troop, Chief Executive Officer, Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015). “This is the result of sound deliberation and an appreciation for the potential associated with a permanent velodrome.”
This legacy cycling centre also includes an infield that could support other recreational activities such as basketball, volleyball or badminton.
“This is a great day for cycling and amateur sport in Canada,” said Olympian Curt Harnett. “This will result in a world-class facility that will make Milton a cycling hub for the surrounding community, the province and eastern Canada.”
TO2015 looks forward to working with Town of Milton and the Organizing Committee’s partners to build a velodrome that will attract the best athletes from the Americas in 2015 and leave a lasting sport legacy.