The $53 million Norton Healthcare Sports and Learning Center, located on 24 acres at 30th Street and West Muhammad Ali Boulevard in Russell, is now open for events. The University of Louisville is hosting the new venue’s first indoor track meet, the Lenny Lyles Cardinal Invitational, Wednesday.

A ribbon cutting was slated for Monday, Feb. 15, but this week’s winter storm forced its postponement. However, the Louisville Urban League and facility manager ASM Global opened the space for media tours Tuesday. You can see images inside the complex in the attached gallery.

The multi-sport complex is designed to host a spate of local, regional and national track meets in combination with other sporting events, concerts, educational experiences and other programming.

The complex is equipped with 90,000 square feet of floor space; a 4,000-seat, 200-meter banked indoor track; and competition areas for jumping, vaulting and throws. The indoor track also boasts a Mondo hydraulic floor that can be raised and lowered, which allows for the addition of a stage and floor seating for concerts and other events.  Click here to read more from Business First.