$20M Pennsylvania Velodrome Looks to Draw Olympians

The World Cycling League is teaming up with an eastern Pennsylvania college to build a $20 million indoor cycling track. The National Velodrome and Events Center at Albright College, in Reading, will have 2,500 spectator seats and also serve as the league's global headquarters.

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The World Cycling League is teaming up with an eastern Pennsylvania college to build a $20 million indoor cycling track.n

nThe National Velodrome and Events Center at Albright College in Reading, will have 2,500 spectator seats and also serve as the league's global headquarters.
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Officials hope to begin construction by late summer and open the track in time for the 2018-19 school year.
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The facility will be only the second of its kind in the United States. The VELO Sports Center in Carson, California, opened three years ago.
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David Chauner, the league's CEO, says the velodrome will attract world-class cyclists to live, train and race in the area.
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If the track is built as planned, it will be available for athletes who wish to train for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
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“We had an overwhelming response from property owners, developers and construction companies who wanted to be considered,” said Pam Shupp, CEO of the Greater Reading Economic Partnership. “But when we got the call from the president of Albright College expressing interest, we knew this could be the winning formula.”
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