YorkRegion.com reports that Pan Am HostCo has rejected Markham's Fletcher's Fields site for rugby events at the 2015 Pan American Games.
Instead, the event originally slated for Markham is headed to York University, where the Pan Am organizing committee plans to bring track, rugby and tennis in one location in part to bolster spectator interest, Ian Troop, CEO of Toronto 2015, said Monday.
Mr. Troop said the decision came after input from Rugby Canada that a sizable crowd is expected and Fletcher’s would best serve as a training site.
Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti added that Rugby Canada wanted the events associated with a more prominent site in a more central location.
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