The Mattamy National Cycling Centre is set to open Monday, Feb. 16 for the community and in advance of the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. CannonDesign’s Andrew King will join key are leaders including Town of Milton Mayor Gordon Krantz to share opening remarks about the venue.
The Mattamy National Cycling Centre features a 250-meter timber track with two 42-degree banks for cyclists. The oval-shaped, three-story velodrome is the first of its kind in Canada and only the second meeting top international standards in North America. After the Pan Am Games, the velodrome will be a training facility for high-performance Canadian cyclists, who have historically been forced to train outside for months each year, and a community recreation center.
The Mattamy National Cycling Centre is a key venue for the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games this July. CannonDesign led design efforts for the Centre and two other critical venues: the CIBC Athletics Stadium at York University and the CIBS Soccer Stadium in Hamilton. These venues will welcome the world’s greatest athletes as Canada hosts the international event for the third time in its history.