The 64,000-square-foot, $4 million Lexus Velodrome opened on January 26, 2018. The Lexus Velodrome project was led by Dale Hughes, Executive Director of the Detroit Fitness Foundation and velodrome-designer. Hughes has built more than 20 velodromes around the world.
The indoor multi-sport complex was built on Edward Tolan Playfield in Midtown. The site was named in 1968 to honor Thomas Edward “Eddie” Tolan. Tonlan was nicknamed the “Midnight Express”, a track and field athlete, Cass Tech graduate and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist.