There is a 24-acre contaminated lot sitting in the heart of the west end – our children don’t play on it or even walk on it. We’re going to change
There is a 24-acre contaminated lot sitting in the heart of the west end – our children don’t play on it or even walk on it. We’re going to change that by building a state-of-the-art Sports and Learning Complex on that site. Indoor track and field will be the anchor sport. Louisville will host local track clubs, public and private school meets, NCAA, and USA Track and Field championships. The Sports Commission estimates that during the indoor track season alone, 20,000-30,000 people will travel to the facility from across the country to compete or spectate, which will generate $47 million a year in economic impact. In fact, this is the only project happening in the west end that can bring thousands of new people with disposable income into the community and into our region. This is what the west end needs. This is what Louisville needs.
Track is an equalizing sport – any child with a good pair of shoes, drive and determination can compete. And research shows that track and field athletes hav