Toronto 2015 encouraged by Hamilton stadium report

TORONTO, July 8 /CNW/ - The Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games organizing committee is supporting continued work to resolve the disagreement between the City of Hamilton and the Hamilton Tiger Cats football club around the location for a new stadium, CEO Ian Troop said today.

"We're encouraged. With two definitive locations being assessed, we can move forward to a certain point," said Troop. "We're committed to working with the City and the Ticats to reach a final agreement, and that needs to happen in the next four weeks."

Facilitator Michael Fenn's report is under review by Hamilton City Council. The report names two potential locations for the new stadium.

"The City and the Ticats have made important progress, but time remains critical. We need the location identified by August 12," said Troop. "We know that Mr. Fenn, the City and the Ticats have come a long way in reaching common ground, and their work has given us reassurance about their commitment."

About the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

The Pan American Games is one of the world's largest international multi-sport events, held every four years for athletes of the 42 member nations of the Pan American Sport Organization (PASO). The Games comprise all Summer Olympic Games sports, as well as traditional Pan American sports. The Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games will draw 10,000 athletes and officials and feature 48 sports in 17 municipalities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe area. The Toronto 2015 Pan American Games will take place July 10-26 and the Parapan American Games August 7-14.

SOURCE Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

For further information: For further information: Liz Borowiec, Toronto 2015, (416) 326-4982

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