TULSA — USA BMX is finally set to break ground Friday on its new $23 million dollar site.
The 12 and a half acres of land in downtown Tulsa, formerly known as the Evans-Fintube site, will include the USA BMX corporate headquarters, the National BMX Hall of Fame Museum, and the Hardesty National Track Stadium.
It's expected to not only help revitalize the ever-growing historic Greenwood District, but introduce hundreds of thousands to Tulsa.
USA BMX Chief Marketing Officer Rob Gardenhire said the track could bring in events down the road like the Olympic trials which could help boost Tulsa's economy.
The city has already seen the impact BMX racing brings to Tulsa.
"We actually host two events here each year," said Gardenhire. "The Sooner Nationals which will be in February this next year and it will actually move to our new facility once we get it constructed. So the Sooners brings in about a thousand competitors so you're looking at about 4,000 people staying three maybe four nights, eating at our restaurants and staying here in Tulsa."
Tulsa has also been home to the USA BMX Grand Nationals for years, bringing with it nearly 4000 competitors over Thanksgiving weekend.
Tulsa's Chamber of Commerce president said the economic impact is great, ringing in $50 million dollars to the city and region.
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