Vacant west Louisville site to become indoor sports complex

Vacant west Louisville site to become indoor sports complex


ERIC WLKY’S MARK VANDERHOFF WAS : AT THE ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY AND HAS MORE. rtMARK THE LOUISVILLE URBAN LEAGUE : PITCHED THE IDEA TO REDEVELOP THIS SITE, AND THEIR CEO SAYS HER OWN LIFE EXPERIENCE SUGGESTS THIS COULD BE A GAME CHANGER. rt>>AND IT REALLY WAS TRACK THAT WAS A BIG CHANGER FOR ME, TO BE ABLE TO WIN. I REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME THAT I WON, WHEN I WAS RUNNING. MARK SADIQA REYNOLDS HrtOPES THE : INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD FACILITY WILL CHANGE OTHER CHILDREN’S LIVES. THE CEO OF THE LOUISVILLE URBAN LEAGUE SAYS REDEVELOPING THE 24-ACRE PLOT KNOWS AS THE HERITAGE WEST SITE WILL ALSO HELP THE LOCAL ECONOMY.>>WE CAN’rtT JUST HAVE A STARBUCKS OR A MOVIE THEATER OR YET ANOTHER BUSINESS THAT COMES IN AND CLOSES AT 5:00 WE NEED P.M.. SOMETHING THAT BRINGS PEOPLE INTO THE COMMUNITY WITHrt DISPOSABLE INCOME. MARK LOCATED ON WEST MUHAMMAD : ALI THE MIXED USE FACILITY WILL HAVE OFFICE AND COMMERCIAL SPACE, TOO. KARL SCHMITT, CEO OF THE LOUISVILLE SPORTS COMMISSION, SAYSrt FACILITIES LIKE THIS ARE RARE WHICH WILL MAKE IT A REGIONAL ATTRACTION.>>THIS IS A LITTLE BIT PIE IN THE SKY, BUT WE’VE ALREADY RECEIVED AN RFP FROM USA TRACK AND FIELD FOR THEIR 2019 TO 2020 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS rt — INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS. MARK THE IDEA WAS BORN IN : COMMUNITY MEETINGS HELD AFTER PLANS FOR A LOCAL FOOD HUB COLLAPSED.>>PEOPLE WERE SAYING, WE’RE NOTrt GOING TO LET THIS PROJECT DIE. WE’RE NOT GOING TO LET WEST LOUISVILLE DIE. MARK LOUISVILLE MAYOR GREG : FISCHER OFFERED A PREDICTION.>>HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE THE FIRST TRACK ATHLETE,rt TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETE, WILL COME OUT OF THIS FACILITY, AND WIN AN OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL? MARK THE ANNOUNCEMENT BROUGHT REYNOLDS TO TEARS. rt:>>THIS IS GOING TO BE AMAZING. [APPLAUSE] MARK: THE URBAN LEAGUE HOPES THE FACILITYrt WILL BE OPEN BY 2020.