You are visiting the first ever Arizona Keirin Velodrome Website.
Bicycle Keirin racing is a very popular sport in Japan which allows pari-mutuel wagering. These races have 6 to 9 riders that reach speeds of 45 m.p.h. and cover a distance of 2,000 meters. Keirin is also an Olympic event which the Japanese tend to dominate. In Japan, the Keirin velodromes rival any American football or baseball stadium in size, scale and comfort.
The development of a world class indoor bicycling velodrome, this will provide a multiple-use athletic and entertainment facility complex. The velodrome will host cycling competitions of state, national and world class caliber. Additionally, the velodrome can be used for concerts, for other sports events, and as an exhibition space. This indoor venue could be used year round; in Arizona, this would enhance the bicycle racing season though the long hot summers. The velodrome will have a full schedule of racing and training programs from youth classes to amateur and professional racing. The venue could be optimized by locating it adjacent to other sports facilities, a mall, a resort and/or motels. Locating the velodrome in this manner would be mutually beneficial to the surrounding businesses and provide added convenience for the velodrome fans.
This is a unique opportunity for the community and investors to build the only velodrome in Arizona. The velodrome can be integrated into a larger sports complex which will support mutual project goals and revenue generation. This will positively serve the community far into the future.
Keirin Racing was developed in Japan just after World War II and became wildly popular. This sport is a hybrid of bicycle track racing and horse racing with pari-mutuel wagering.
There are 45 velodromes throughout Japan, and there are 3 kinds of velodromes, including 333m tracks, 400m tracks, and 500m tracks. There are outdoor and indoor Keirin velodromes in Japan and the races are held rain or shine. It is exciting to enjoy the unique atmosphere of velodromes which
provides mixture thundering of the racers and
Furthermore, there are many off-site betting booths throughout Japan, where you can buy pari-mutuel tickets while watching races broadcasted by satellite. Regrettably, there is no way to purchase pari-mutual tickets outside Japan. Therefore, one must travel to Japan to participate in and enjoy Keirin Racing.
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The tracks vary in length from 333m to 500m meters. There are outdoor tracks, as well as, indoor tracks. The outdoor tracks race rain or shine. Velodrome racing is very exciting sport with the added layer of pari-mutuel wagering on the outcome of the races.