BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — The days of Minnesota’s only bicycle racing velodrome may be numbered.

With a mounting list of necessary repairs at the National Sports Center’s velodrome in Blaine, board members are weighing whether to put in hundreds of thousands of dollars or close it up.

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The track was built in 1990 for $1.3 million. Bikers race around the wooden track with 43 degree banks, but velodrome attendance pales in comparison to other sports.

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Officials say a renovation would cost $850,000. Rebuilding it could be $1.2 million. The National Sports Center’s Foundation will discuss their options Dec. 18.

Tom McGoldrick, chairman of Friends of Velodrome Racing in Minnesota, says his group is trying to raise $60,000 to show the foundation the velodrome should be saved.

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