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The Sports Pavilion & Automotive Research Complex (SPARC) - News & Updates

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  • #373732
    Jason Powell
    Jason Powell
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    So when the price of oil goes through the roof in 10 years will we finally see a gladiator arena. Horses run on hay, tigers on meat, not cheap oil.

    #373733
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Parker said:
    Build a loud race track in the city center, right next to a poor neighborhood with an aging housing stock, no problem. Talk about building an effing Wal Mart in Westerville and the shit hits the fan.

    Well, if it makes you feel any better, the Westerville Walmart is moving forward too:

    Westerville Walmart

    #373734

    cc
    Member

    Chris Sherman said:
    Sounds dreamy!

    Ha! And I’m selling parking this weekend… I’m living the dream!

    lol, a virtual field of dreams, build it and they will park…

    #373735

    News
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    [b]Bob Hunter commentary: Cooper Stadium’s demise is hard to take[/b]
    Tuesday, July 19, 2011
    BY BOB HUNTER
    The Columbus Dispatch

    [i]Like some active seniors, stadiums don’t usually do well in retirement. They age quickly when forced into idleness and grow feeble when they are no longer the life of the party.[/i]

    [i]They have stories to tell – remarkable, fascinating stories – but no one wants to hear them. The crowd is into now, not then. It doesn’t take long for an old ballpark to go from being the center of attention to the old guy in the corner that everyone ignores.[/i]

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/sports/stories/2011/07/19/cooper-stadiums-demise-is-hard-to-take.html?sid=101

    #373736

    G_Baker
    Participant

    I still think this is a terrible idea. Let’s promote a “sport” that destroys the environment. Besides, plenty of money has already been wasted on another sport with a mediocre fan base in Columbus: Lacrosse.

    #373737

    News
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    [b]Cooper Stadium used to rock[/b]
    By Mark Ferenchik
    The Columbus Dispatch
    September 07, 2011 13:09 PM

    [i]The developers of the race track at the former Cooper Stadium filed an application for a special permit this week with Columbus’ development department. The city’s Board of Zoning Adjustment takes up the controversial issue on Nov. 15.[/i]

    [i]The permit’s approval would finally clear the way for Arshot Investment to build its Cooper Park complex, including a half-mile race track and automotive research and technology center just west of Downtown off I-70. The city requires a special permit to operate an outdoor amphitheater. The Columbus City Council has already voted to rezone the site.[/i]

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/blogs/the-city/2011/09/cooper-park.html

    #373738

    Parker
    Participant

    Walker said:
    Well, if it makes you feel any better, the Westerville Walmart is moving forward too:

    Westerville Walmart

    It doesn’t make me feel any better and I have to say I saw that coming. My point was that so many people were all tore up over Wal Mart, people from all over the country poured into this “cause.” Yet, where was the widespread outrage when Arshot proposed a racetrack in my neighborhood over two years ago?

    Another solution to unwanted parking – flat tires.

    #373739

    SusanB
    Participant

    #373740

    SusanB
    Participant

    SusanB said:
    [quote]I still think this is a terrible idea. Let’s promote a “sport” that destroys the environment. Besides, plenty of money
    [s]has already been[/s]
    will soon be wasted on another sport with a mediocre fan base in Columbus:
    [s]Lacrosse[/s]
    hockey.[/quote]

    fixed that for you ;)

    #373741

    SusanB
    Participant

    Thanks lifeontwowheels. (see below)

    #373742

    lifeontwowheels
    Participant

    SusanB said:
    grrr can’t figure out the strike through code for this board ;(

    Just cheat and highlight the text, then hit the [s]S[/s] above the text window.

    #373743
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Parker said:
    Yet, where was the widespread outrage when Arshot proposed a racetrack in my neighborhood over two years ago?

    I saw plenty of it. There were a few community groups formed to fight against it, and many people became quite active and vocal against it.

    It wasn’t enough to nix the project though… but that’s how it goes sometimes when not everyone agrees on something, right?

    #373744

    News
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    [b]Advistory panel to help drive Cooper Park project
    [/b]Business First by Jeff Bell, Staff reporter
    Date: Friday, November 11, 2011

    [i]With approval for his Cooper Park project nearing the finish line at City Hall, Columbus developer Bill Schottenstein has formed an advisory board to help guide the future of the automotive research and technology center planned at the complex.
    [/i]
    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/print-edition/2011/11/11/panel-to-help-drive-cooper-park-project.html

    #373745

    News
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    [b]City delays permit for Cooper Stadium racetrack
    [/b]By Mark Ferenchik
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Monday November 14, 2011 5:12 AM

    [i]A decision on a special permit that would allow auto racing at Cooper Stadium will be delayed for a month as Columbus officials figure out what conditions should be placed on the operation and how they will be enforced.
    [/i]
    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2011/11/14/city-delays-permit-for-arshots-racetrack.html

    #373746

    News
    Participant

    [b]City backs Cooper Stadium plan
    [/b]By Mark Ferenchik
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Friday December 16, 2011 7:30 AM

    [i]City officials are recommending that a panel approve a special permit next week to clear the way for a racetrack at the Cooper Stadium site. Their report says that the former home of the Columbus Clippers has been vacant for three years and its presence “has a negative impact on the surrounding community.”
    [/i]

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2011/12/16/city-backs-cooper-stadium-plan.html

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