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Ogden has designs on downtown velodrome

Ogden has designs on downtown velodrome



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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Ogden Mayor Matthew Godfrey says plans are taking shape for a $13 million downtown velodrome that could be the only one of its kind.

Godfrey says he expects preliminary architectural plans for the velodrome to be complete next week. The 160,000-square-foot arena would include 10 indoor tennis courts, a 250-meter cycling track, a concrete inline skating rink and an archery facility.

Utah Sports Commission president Jeff Robbins says the facility could be a significant draw for Utah and Ogden.

Godfrey hopes to build the facility by 2011 on a five-acre site near Ogden's intermodal transportation hub. He says a public-private partnership could build the velodrome. He estimates Ogden City's share would be about $100,000.

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Information from: Standard-Examiner

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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