Mohawk College being considered to host Pan Am velodrome

April 25, 2011

The City of Hamilton and Mohawk College are talking about the possibility of the institution hosting the velodrome for the 2015 Pan American Games. Current plans for the velodrome call for an $11.4-million temporary facility, but Hamilton hopes to build a permanent velodrome, one that's rumoured to cost as much as $50 million. While Pan Am organizers say venues must have a long-term use for the community, Mohawk College says the project must enhance campus life for its students. McMaster University is scheduled to host a training pool for the Pan Am games and contribute $20 million to the pool's $45-million cost. Hamilton Spectator