The Sports Center idea is certainly worth exploring, but the expense might be an issue. If this is a major commercial endeavor, then they're going to want to make money off of every square inch. Providing cheap or donated space for a nonprofit might not be very attractive. Even if it is partially paid for by the city, money might be an issue unless some set-aside for community support is required.

Just my cynical 2 cents.

Steve Andruski
The Rockville Bike Hub

On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 5:42 PM, Kieran O'Neill <> wrote:
Not a sports stadium, but this is something maybe similar at a

On 27 October 2015 at 14:31, Jason Tanzman <> wrote:
> Anyone have any experience with a community bike shop or bike center being
> developed as a part of, or connected to, a sports stadium?
> St. Paul recently approved - and provided property tax relief (but no direct
> subsudies) - the development of an 18,000 seat stadium in a mixed
> residential/commercial area of St. Paul. People are already talking about
> issues with parking and how to do bike/walk/transit promotion. I can't help
> but think that this would be a great opportunity to put in a bike center
> with retail, repair, and classes and programs.
> But I just haven't seen anything along these lines ever having been tried.
> Anyone know anything about it?
> Jason
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