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Cycling Team Promotes Women in a Male Dominated Sport

Jenna Taylor Jenna Taylor Cycling Team Promotes Women in a Male Dominated Sport

Meet the Lady Gnar Shedders, a women’s developmental cycling racing team, rare in a sport mainly dominated by men. That small fact doesn’t alarm this team of fierce women racers though. Since the team formed in 2013 they have collectively participated in 206 races, and nearly 100 community events in 2014 alone. Surprisingly, competitive cycling […]

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SPARC Race Track Announces Partnership with Richard Petty

Walker Evans Walker Evans SPARC Race Track Announces Partnership with Richard Petty

The Ashot Investment Corporation — developer of the Sports Pavilion and Automotive Research Center (SPARC) — announced today a new partnership with the Richard Petty Driving Experience. The new race track facility will be located just southwest of Downtown at the old Cooper Stadium site, and the new partnership will add a full spectrum driving experience […]

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Race Roundup 2013: Marathons, Half-Marathons, 5Ks and more

Walker Evans Walker Evans Race Roundup 2013: Marathons, Half-Marathons, 5Ks and more

Whether you’re thinking about running in your first race, or your umpteenth race, Columbus has plenty to offer in the way of marathons, half-marathons, 10ks, 5ks and adventure runs. While not all of them have been officially announced for 2013, quite a few already have their dates confirmed so that we can list them all […]

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SPARC Announces Partnership with Midwestern Auto Group

Walker Evans Walker Evans SPARC Announces Partnership with Midwestern Auto Group

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 […]

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Is Downtown Ready for a New SPARC?

Walker Evans Walker Evans Is Downtown Ready for a New SPARC?

Today, the old Cooper Stadium site sits empty, but in two years it will become a new hub of energy and activity just southwest of Downtown Columbus. The Sports Pavilion & Automotive Research Complex (SPARC for short) is the multi-purpose project that will re-use the old stadium site, bringing a variety of racing, motorcross and […]

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Franklin County to Sell Cooper Stadium Next Week

Walker Evans Walker Evans Franklin County to Sell Cooper Stadium Next Week

The Sports Pavilion & Automotive Research Center (SPARC) will be taking one step closer to reality next week as the Franklin County Commissioners will vote on Tuesday to finalize the sale of the old Cooper Stadium baseball park. The property will be sold for $3.4 million to King Holding Corporation and developer Arshot Investment Corporation who will develop the land into […]

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Coleman, Ginther, SCA Take Stance on Cooper Park

Walker Evans Walker Evans Coleman, Ginther, SCA Take Stance on Cooper Park

The controversial racetrack redevelopment project proposed for the old Cooper Stadium site has just gained another opponent. Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman issued a statement today about his unhappiness with the current state of the project. “While I support the prospect of new jobs on the West Side and renewed activity at Cooper Stadium, the […]

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