TULSA — The city of Tulsa says construction on the headquarters of USA BMX will be completed by 2021.
The city expects to break ground on the facility this fall, after it was initially announced in 2016 that USA BMX would relocate its headquarters, national track stadium and Hall of Fame Museum to Tulsa following the passage of Vision Tulsa.
The move will make Tulsa the national home of an Olympic sport.
Officials say they have identified multiple funding opportunities to bring the facility to the Greenwood District at the Evans Fintube site.
USA BMX is expected to bring in more than 100,000 visitors in the first five years.
“You only get one shot at building an Olympic-caliber training and trials center, so it is important that we take our time and do it the right way,” Mayor G.T. Bynum said. “The citizens of Tulsa are making a significant investment in this facility, and we appreciate the support of private donors like the Hardesty Family Foundation who are helping us build an attraction that will stand the test of time. Once completed, this site will be an attraction that helps catalyze the revitalization of the Historic Greenwood District.”
Funding for public infrastructure and site preparation will be provided by the Economic Development Infrastructure Fund.
An additional $3.6 million in Vision Tulsa funding will be reallocated from the University Center at Tulsa/OSU-Tulsa to USA BMX for project costs.
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