World Cycling League CEO David Chauner just announced that the bicycle racing organization has picked Albright College to host its $20 million velodrome and world headquarters, according to a Reading Eagle report by David Mekeel.
“It just really lifts the whole cycling community higher,” Chauner said. “The National Velodrome at Albright College is going to be a game-changer.”
Officially dubbed the National Velodrome and Events Center, the facility will seat 2,500 around its 200-meter, high-banked racetrack and host 13 or 14 WCL meets each year once it opens in 2018. A late summer groundbreaking is expected.
Beyond the October-to-March WCL season, the velodrome will also host “year-round cycling programs, pre-Olympic training camps and events, collegiate events, and other sporting events and special programs,” the article explained.