Pan Am organizers looking at Milton for velodrome
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, December 15, 2011 2:18PM EST
TORONTO - Pan Am Games organizers say a site in Milton, Ont., is now being considered for the multi-sport competition's indoor cycling events.
Officials in the town west of Toronto stepped up after nearby Vaughan and Hamilton decided to get out of the running for the velodrome.
The Pan Am organizing committee says its confirmation of the Milton site is conditional on getting a binding agreement from the town by Jan. 24.
The Pan Am Games will be held in 2015 in Toronto and surrounding communities.
The proposed velodrome site is at Milton Education Village, where the town has been planning to put a Wilfrid Laurier University campus.
Games CEO Ian Troop says organizers will work with the town to finalize plans over the next few weeks, to ensure a "world-class cycling hub for Milton, the province and eastern Canada."