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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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Columbus Adding Auto Track, Removing Horse Track

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Yesterday, two local racing related projects took two steps forward. Or backward. Depending on which side of these issues you stand upon. Columbus Hollywood Casino developer Penn National Gaming confirmed that they would closing the historic Beulah Park thoroughbred racetrack in Grove City in an effort to spread out their gaming offerings to other areas […]

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Columbus Hosts Nike+ Human Race on Friday

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On Friday, October 23rd, the local edition of the Nike+ Human Race event will take place on the Ohio State campus at 7:45pm following the student homecoming parade and pep rally events. This marks the second year for this global 10K racing event that takes place in over 24 cities throughout the world including New […]

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