Browne is proud to help nonprofits like the Urban League bring transformative projects to the Louisville community. Leading projects like this, in underserved communities, is some of the most important work we do as a firm. The Norton Healthcare Sports and Learning Center, completed in 2021, recently hosted the USA and ACC Track and Field Championships, bringing in more than $6 million to the City of Louisville.
The goal of the center, built in Louisville’s historically disadvantaged Russell neighborhood, was to improve the local community and serve as a gathering place and a major driver of economic growth. Sadiqa Reynolds, who was president of the Louisville Urban League during the project, said, “This center has done exactly what we wanted it to do, not only for our souls, but also for our community. We see the economic growth happening.”
The 24-acre facility is also gaining a strong national reputation as a premier sports venue and has hosted events and athletes from around the country with an estimated $20 million in economic impact. The center features a 200-meter banked Mondo indoor track. One of only nine hydraulically banked indoor track and field facilities in the nation. Browne is proud to be a part of bringing this project to the Louisville community.