dave199 Posted January 26, 2009 Report Share Posted January 26, 2009 Had a nice chat with someone who's inside, I was able to get a bit of info. The venue plan should be officially announced next month. Toronto's going to get a few new developments. -New George Brown Athletic Campus down by the Waterfront (Gymnasium) -New Multi-Purpose Sporting Complex at Exhibition Place to host multiple sporting disciplines -Athletes Village to be built either at West Don Lands or at York University -Possibly an expanded rowing course -New training pool The bid committee is still sorting out the situation for the main stadium. Hamilton gets a new stadium but this doesn't necessarily mean its the main stadium for the bid. Hamilton gets a lasting legacy out of this for their CFL franchise. Hamilton's stadium is proposed in the middle of nowhere. There's no way they are going to shuttle media, spectators and athletes out to Hamilton everyday for Athletic events which takes up a good chunk of the medal events. Varsity Stadium in Toronto is being proposed as the site for Athletics which would be expanded and a new Western Grandstand would be built to increase capacity. It looks like all Cycling events are going to be held in Hamilton. The Velodrome will be a temporary venue. Boxing is also a lock to be held in Hamilton. Mississauga is landing the brand new Aquatics Centre. This is all I know so far. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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