Formerly known as the Cisco Milton Pan Am / Parapan Am Velodrome, the Mattamy National Cycling Centre is a new track cycling facility in Milton, Ontario built for the 2015 Pan American Games. The facility opened in January 2015, six months before the games started, with a seating capacity of 1,500 in legacy mode that can be extended up to 2,500 during the games. This new velodrome will enjoy legacy use after the games, serving the local community as a venue for a variety of sports, including volleyball and basketball.
The Mattamy National Cycling Centre hosted he track cycling competition during the Pan Am and Parapan Games. Arup designed it to meet all technical requirements of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), including a 250-metre indoor timber track. The oval-shaped, three-storey, fully accessible velodrome is the sole facility of its kind in Canada, and only the second that meets top international standards in the US and Canada.
The Pan Am Games are the third largest international, multisport competition, second only to the summer Olympics and the Asian Games. In addition to the velodrome, we were the lead engineer for two other venues to be used during the 2015 Games in Toronto: Tim Hortons Field and York Lions Stadium. For this project, we provided structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering, as well as, IT/communications and security consulting, sports lighting, and acoustics.