Known as one of the premier sports and entertainment facilities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), this facility will be known during Games time as the Mississauga Sports Centre.
Since opening in October 1998, the facility has hosted more than 2,000 event days and welcomed more than 3.5 million guests. It will be the only venue that has competitions every day of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.
For the Games, TO2015 will use the Centre’s 5,500-seat multi-purpose arena and three additional National Hockey League (NHL)-sized community rinks. The main arena will be divided into two separate fields of play: one for karate, judo, taekwondo, wrestling and wheelchair rugby, the other for powerlifting.
Of the three community rinks, one will be used for goalball competitions and the remaining will be dedicated areas for athlete training and warmup.
The rinks’ concrete flooring will be fitted with different surfaces depending on the sport.