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

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  • #373792

    groundrules
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    Coremodels said:
    I’m about 1 mile as the crow flies from this. If it sucks and is really loud, I’m coming back to this thread to complain about it in the wildest, most inappropriate manner possible.

    That said, if it isn’t loud, I guess its kind of cool.

    As long as we’re projecting forward, here’s my prediction for your future: the first summer they race, you’ll hate the hell out of it, then slowly it will become background noise that’s hardly noticeable to you but annoying to your visitors.

    we shall see.

    #373793

    CooperGuy
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    #373794

    News
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    CMS, Cooper Park group say there’s room for both
    By Mark Znidar
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Saturday April 7, 2012 5:54 AM

    In 2009, speculation began that Columbus Motor Speedway eventually might cease to exist when a local group announced plans to purchase Cooper Stadium from Franklin County and transform it into a multipurpose facility that included a half-mile racetrack.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/sports/2012/04/07/cms-cooper-park-group-say-theres-room-for-both.html

    #373795

    cheap
    Member

    swap meets at this place would be a huge plus

    i wonder if it’s big enough for Goodguys.

    #373796

    CooperGuy
    Member

    cheap said:
    i wonder if it’s big enough for Goodguys.

    Or better yet, use Cooper Park in tandem with the fairgrounds site to expand Goodguys into an even larger event for the city.

    #373797

    News
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    Tax abatement for Cooper Stadium site OK’d by council
    By Doug Caruso
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Tuesday April 17, 2012 7:16 AM

    The Columbus City Council approved a 10-year, 75 percent property-tax abatement last night for the Cooper Stadium property, where a developer plans to build an outdoor amphitheater, racetrack and research and development center. The abatement is the last of several contingencies — including zoning and environmental studies — necessary for Arshot Investment Corp. to purchase the property from Franklin County, said George R. McCue, an attorney retained by Arshot.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/04/17/tax-abatement-for-cooper-stadium-okd-by-council.html

    #373798

    Parker
    Participant

    News said:
    Tax abatement for Cooper Stadium site OK’d by council
    By Doug Caruso
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Tuesday April 17, 2012 7:16 AM

    The Columbus City Council approved a 10-year, 75 percent property-tax abatement last night for the Cooper Stadium property, where a developer plans to build an outdoor amphitheater, racetrack and research and development center. The abatement is the last of several contingencies — including zoning and environmental studies — necessary for Arshot Investment Corp. to purchase the property from Franklin County, said George R. McCue, an attorney retained by Arshot.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/04/17/tax-abatement-for-cooper-stadium-okd-by-council.html

    A nice fat subsidy for Arshot!

    #373799

    JeepGirl
    Participant

    Parker said:
    A nice fat subsidy for Arshot!

    Oh yeah, that never happens in Columbus.

    Jackson on High – 10 years 100%

    Coca-Cola Plant – 10 years 75%
    Polaris Centers of Commerce – 15 years 100%

    etc, etc, etc. Then of course there’s the Nationwide Arena thing….

    Yeah, Arshot is really getting over on you.

    #373800

    News
    Participant

    Franklin County to Sell Cooper Stadium Next Week
    Published on July 18, 2012
    By: Walker

    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 a mixed-use sports and entertainment venue.

    READ MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/franklin-county-to-sell-cooper-stadium-next-week

    #373801

    pedex
    Participant

    Arshot does have a judgement debt pending against them, $3.3 million plus interest and costs from the Bicentennial Plaza foreclosure.

    #373802

    cheap
    Member

    pedex said:
    Arshot does have a judgement debt pending against them, $3.3 million plus interest and costs from the Bicentennial Plaza foreclosure.

    you get that from the Dispatch?lol

    #373803

    ricospaz
    Participant

    Wow so they are actually tearing down the old stadium? I thought they were incorporating it into the design of the new facility. Too bad.

    #373804

    pedex
    Participant

    cheap said:
    you get that from the Dispatch?lol

    nope, right off the franklin county clerk of common pleas website

    #373805

    jbcmh81
    Participant

    ricospaz said:
    Wow so they are actually tearing down the old stadium? I thought they were incorporating it into the design of the new facility. Too bad.

    Not really sure how they could. In any case, Columbus isn’t exactly well known for historic preservation. I’m surprised LeVeque is getting restored instead of being a surface lot by now.

    #373806

    CooperGuy
    Member

    ricospaz said:
    Wow so they are actually tearing down the old stadium? I thought they were incorporating it into the design of the new facility. Too bad.

    They’re reusing about 1/2 the stadium (8500 seats) along with the small office building out front.

    They’ve stated in the past that the ability to use a good portion of the stadium vs tearing it down entirely and starting over is an important part of what makes this project feasible.

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