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Old 03-04-06, 07:12 PM   #1
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35 million dollar velodrome proposal for austin

http://www.statesman.com/sports/cont...velodrome.html
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Old 03-04-06, 07:43 PM   #2
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It would be cool if they built it at proposed site C; my work is directly next to the Butler Fields.

But, to be honest I'd rather see that funding go to existing pro-bike programs that right now, push to make cycling easier on the roadways.
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uh.. did i miss something or did that article fail to state where exactly 2 bike geeks were going to come up with 35 million?
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id be very excited about either build site b or c because both of those are about a 10 minute ride from my house
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The proposed facility, which has the support of Armstrong, would seat 5,000 people around a banked, 250-meter wooden track, where coaches could closely watch athletes.
[SARCASM] Well, DUH! [/SARCASM]
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The Austin group has its eye on four possible sites for the velodrome complex. Major national companies, which Reed declines to name, have been approached for corporate sponsorships to help build the velodrome, he says, but none has committed pending a site decision. Other money for the project could come from government grants such as the Texas Enterprise Fund, an economic development program, Reed says.

"If we can lock down one of these very good, centrally located pieces of property, I don't think money will be that difficult," Reed said.
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