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SPARC Announces Partnership with Midwestern Auto Group

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The Sports Pavilion & Automotive Research Complex (SPARC) project was officially kicked off today on the former site of the Columbus Clippers Baseball Stadium in the southern portion of Franklinton.

The new $40 million multi-purpose development will convert this 47-acre blighted area into an automotive and technology facility centered around a half-mile paved race track and sports entertainment venue.

Today’s media event also included the announcement of a partnership formed with Midwestern Auto Group (MAG) who will be leasing 11,000 square feet of showroom space in the SPARC Technology Center building. MAG is a local dealership specializing in luxury automotive brands that include Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati. MAG will be able to utilize the track facility for vehicle testing, driver training and promotional activities.

Additionally, Clean Fuels Ohio was announced as a second tenant taking on 3,000 square feet of space in the new facility.

We recently spoke at length with Bill Schottenstein, principal of Arshot Investment Corporation, the development firm behing the SPARC project. CLICK HERE to read our full interview with Bill and find more details about this development.

SPARC is scheduled to fully open sometime in 2014, and will create approximately 300 full and part time jobs.

More information can be found online at www.sparcohio.com.

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  • Roland

    Great news. Hopefully this is the first of many cool partnerships.

  • Yeah, I’d love to see them land two or three solid restaurant concepts on site down there.

  • Wow I love it MAG south of downtown??? Brings a nice image boost to the area, now the people with lots of cash from GV who didnt like the idea, can go buy a fancy European sports car here to show support.

  • Nice fly buy video, hopefully that patio off the hotel gets some railings on it! lol.

  • CMHflyer

    This is really cool, and bodes well to the advancements Columbus has made in downtown-area living. If a private company like MAG, which specializes in high-end merchandise, has enough confidence in the market around downtown to set up a show room, it really speaks volumes. I also like that this project truly does seem committed in seeking a variety of events to take place at the track. I hope the momentum continues and spreads to the nearby area.

  • davidhunegnaw

    I’ve been a huge fan of the SPARC project from day one and to hear that MAG is now involved makes the project even more exciting… and great news for Franklinton.

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