INDOOR CYCLING TRACK BEING PLANNED FOR CHESTER COUNTY
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EXTON, PA February 2, 2009: The Chester County Economic Development Council and Velodrome Management Group, LLC (VMG) are in discussions about locating VMG’s National Velodrome and
The 2,500 seat arena and velodrome, a steeply banked wooden track, will be capable of hosting high level national and international competition and will provide a much needed year round facility for training and development of young cyclists. Although the velodrome and comprehensive cycling program will anchor the facility, the building is designed for multi-use including added seating capacity for concerts, other sporting events and community activities.
According to Chester County Economic Development Council president and CEO, Gary W. Smith, “The CCEDC supports both public and private initiatives that create jobs, generate tax ratables, contribute to recreation and tourism and enhance economic development. As the only indoor velodrome on the East Coast, the facility is certain to furnish
The only other indoor velodrome in the
“We believe that indoor cycling has a huge future in the
Chauner says that, in addition to high-level competition, introducing area youth to cycling in all its disciplines will be a key objective of velodrome usage and points to the successful Air Products Development Program he and a former partner created at the outdoor velodrome in Trexlertown in the
Velodrome Management Group, LLC has been researching sites in the
Built at a cost of approximately $15 million, developers expect the velodrome to create nearly 100 new full and part time jobs and that $25 to $35 million will be pumped into the local economy by some 50,000 out of town visitors each year. IMC Construction of Malvern, R2 Architects of Vorhees, NJ and V-Worldwide of
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