Tuesday, August 5, 2008

CITY APPROVES INDOOR VELODROME

World Class facility also serves as community centre

EDMONTON, AB – Cyclists and active Edmontonians celebrated Wednesday evening following a victory at City Council approving the re-development of Edmonton’s Argyll Velodrome. The new Velodrome, an indoor facility complete with a flexible-use, all season sports field, fitness centre and walking/running track will be ready for use as early as 2010.

The Argyll Velodrome Association, a non-profit organization that has operated the facility for the past 13 years, began the process of creating the redevelopment concept more than three years ago. Work included traffic studies, environmental impact assessments and public consultaJustify Fulltions. Ultimately the project was recommended to council by Edmonton’s Community Services division.

The redeveloped Argyll Velodrome, when completed, will serve as an active living centre for area residents and it will be one of only two world-class indoor Velodromes in North America. Having an indoor Velodrome will allow Edmonton to bid for a variety of high profile sporting events. The next step in the process for the AVA’s volunteer committee is raising the funds required to build the centre. The current estimated cost for the project is $30 million.
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We could do this!

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