Aurora (Denver), Colorado -
TRANSPORT, also known as the COLORADO MOTORPLEX.
This project is 6,515 acres of prime real estate, slated for a combination of a motorsports speedway, entertainment and restaurant establishments, light and heavy industrial sites, and retail and business complexes.
The motorsports entertainment campus is the centerpiece of the development and is branded the "COLORADO MOTORPLEX." It is comprised of multiple racing venues, consisting of 1,100 acres. Design criteria is focused upon attracting the most popular motor racing sports such as stock cars, open wheel cars, sports cars, motorcycles, dragsters, and karting. In particular, the project features a 1-mile D-oval with an integrated mini-oval "Bull Ring" equipped with lighting for weekly night racing events and street car drag racing on the front stretch. The Motorplex also includes a 2.6-mile road course featuring three configurations designed to FIA grade 2 standards. Serving as a campus youth development center, a full-scale karting facility featuring a 1.9 mile FIA level circuit and 3/8 mile indoor track is planned as a general public go karting attraction. And, finally, in anticipation of future growth, a major parcel has been reserved for an NHRA level drag strip and facility.
The vision for the COLORADO MOTORPLEX is to create a major league race venue that is distinctly Colorado in image, but one that establishes a new standard in venue design focused entirely on customer comfort, care, and event experience. The dual level, oval grandstand design was selected to provide a more intimate race experience for the fan because it allows for closer fan proximity to the on-track action and a wider array of ticket purchase options. The grand stand complex is purposely scaled to the smaller end of current U.S. race venues providing 40,000 individual, 22" sized seats for maximum fan comfort. The structure has been pre-designed to accommodate expansion of up to 90,000 in seating capacity. The dual level presents panoramic view corporate VIP Suites at the top of the facility and introduces a new and unique Club Suite level located between the upper and lower grandstand sections. Seating throughout the other campus circuits will incorporate both permanent and temporary strategies including hillside, terraced seating with sight-lines given top priority.
With uniqueness and design innovation front-of-mind, a team of highly experienced and imaginative racing experts has been assembled for the project representing 195 years of combined experience covering every major facet of the motorsport venue. Each professional chosen is known for their knowledge and command of their specific area of race venue design and operation. The development of the COLORADO MOTORPLEX will substantially increase the value of the surrounding property. The design team has applied a disciplined focus on the following strategic design goals:
* Establish a new and unique, 21st Century racing industry venue standard.
Located at Interstate 70 and Imboden Road, just southwest of the Front Range Airport.
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