Cooper Stadium Moves Into Private Ownership

The 80-year-old ball park has been home to three minor league teams, but has sat idle since the Clippers - the AAA team of the Cleveland Indians - left for their new digs at Huntington Park in 2009.(Photo: Flickr)
The 80-year-old ball park has been home to three minor league teams, but has sat idle since the Clippers - the AAA team of the Cleveland Indians - left for their new digs at Huntington Park in 2009.(Photo: Flickr)

It took four years, but Franklin County Commissioners have signed off on a plan to sell Cooper Stadium.

The four-year long process was finalized yesterday. Arshot Investment Corporation plans to spend between $30 and $40 million to turn the Mound Street property into a racetrack and automotive center.

The $3.4 million sale had been help up over noise studies and other wrangling over having a racetrack near the densely-packed Franklinton neighborhood.

Some residents remain staunchly opposed to the track.

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