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The Sports Pavilion & Automotive Research Complex (SPARC) is a new development planned for the site of the former Cooper Park baseball stadium located on the southern end of the Franklinton neighborhood. More information can be found online at www.sparcohio.com.

SPARC Announces Partnership with Pegram Motorcycles

Walker Evans Walker Evans SPARC Announces Partnership with Pegram Motorcycles

Only one week following the announcement that the Richard Petty Driving Experience would be coming soon to Columbus, the Sports Pavilion and Automotive Research Center (SPARC) revealed today that they’ve got another partner on board at the new racetrack facility. Pegram Motorcycles will own and operate a motorcycle dealership on site, which includes a performance shop […]

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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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Construction Begins on SPARC Race Track Project

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Begins on SPARC Race Track Project

Demolition has officially begun at the old Cooper Stadium site, located just southwest of Downtown Columbus. Portions of the baseball stadium are being removed for a renovation project that will turn the land into the Sports Pavilion & Automotive Research Complex, also known as SPARC. The project first made public waves in 2008, before the Columbus […]

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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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Cooper Park Race Track is Moving Forward

Walker Evans Walker Evans Cooper Park Race Track is Moving Forward

All seven members of Columbus City Council voted in favor this evening to rezone the old Cooper Stadium ballpark for the development of the Cooper Park Complex auto racetrack project. This development is one that has been extensively debated and several amendments were included to the rezoning legislation to address community issues with the project. […]

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