NYC Philanthropist donates $40 Million for Brooklyn Velodrome Complex

Posted by on April 20th, 2012

In a shocking announcement yesterday, Joshua Rechnitz, a NYC local resident and cycling enthusiast has made the largest single donation to NYC parks department for the purpose of building an indoor Velodrome on Pier 5 in Brooklyn. This new facility will host an inclosed 200 meter track over looking the Brooklyn Promenade and the amazing view of lower Manhattan!

The New York Times reported that Mr. Rechnitz plans to build a 115,000 square foot filed house with architect Thomas Phifer to fit the Velodrome including room for 2,500 seats and a 22,000-square-foot infield that can accommodate other sports, including basketball, tennis, volleyball and gymnastics.

Stay tuned for more details about this new facility, Affinity and the Kissena Velo Fund proudly supports this new venture and plans to work with Mr. Rechnitz to create a world class cycling facility. Congratulations to New York City and cyclists world wide, our dreams of Olympic level cycling will soon be at our door steps!


Photo: Andrea Mohin/The New York Times

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  1. K Says at April 20th, 2012 at 1:53 pm :

    so stoked on this news! even though 200 meters is about 50 meters short of an Olympic dream. still gonna be awesome though!

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  3. matt Says at August 24th, 2012 at 9:20 pm :

    200 meters may not be olympic or world cup standards but it should be fine for six days races

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