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Velodrome part of leading Memorial Coliseum proposal

Cross section of the MARC (there’s a velodrome in there somewhere. The City of Portland recently ended its call for concepts to redevelop the Memorial Coliseum. There were 80 different concepts received — ranging from a world class bowling arena to “a museum that celebrates the bygone era of the automobile.” Among the concepts, there … Read more


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Velodrome idea in the hunt as Memorial Coliseum talks begin

“The dreamers whom Steve Brown bikes with can see it already: a velodrome, with a gasp-inducing view of downtown Portland, centrally situated to draw on the city’s bicycle culture and attract businesses, families and world-class racers. And for them, the dream comes alive … inside Memorial Coliseum.” — Intro from article in The Oregonian on … Read more


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Can bikes and baseball go together? Velodrome backer hopes so

Steve Brown sees a new opportunity to build a velodrome in Portland.(Photos © J. Maus) Remember Steve Brown? He’s the independent businessman-turned-advocate who has spent the last two years trying to get a new velodrome built in Portland. After taking his vision for a velodrome public in December of 2006, Brown admirably worked his idea … Read more


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Salem velodrome falls through; Track backer sets sights on Portland

Steve Brown of the Portland Velodrome Project hoped to build a temporary rack at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem.(Photos © J. Maus) Supporters of a new velodrome on the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem suffered a setback last week when State Parks officials said they would not provide funds for the track. The original … Read more


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Salem velodrome proposal could mean track events by summer ’08

An architect has submitted a proposal to build a velodrome inside this building on the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem.(Photo courtesy Oregon State Fair) Back in September I shared the news about a potential new indoor velodrome coming to the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem. Now it seems like plans are moving forward and Oregon … Read more