Motorsports park could host night events if city approves lighting money

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park could soon start hosting night time events. That’s if the city approves the project costing more than $150,000.

The National Corvette Museum is requesting just over $152,000 dollars to put in electrical wiring along the track.

The money will be provided by the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau through a special projects fund.

“We’re helping to install, if it’s approved, the funding is for conduits at the motor sports park. They want to do a Christmas lights display, a drive-thru display during the holiday season, as well as it would be able to be used year around after hours,” said Beth Noffsinger, public relations director at the CVB.

The CVB hopes that the project will encourage tourists to stay in town overnight.

“When we approve these special projects funds it’s for events and activities or locations for things that will hopefully generate room nights,” said Noffsinger.

Installing lights for night time events and holiday celebrations may be a great thing for tourists. It’s unsure what the neighbors will think about it.

“There’s growing pains in every community. That doesn’t mean that I don’t care about the citizens who live around the motorsports park. I very much care,” said Slim Nash, Bowling Green City Commissioner.

Nash said the upgrade to the race track will hopefully mean more money for Bowling Green.

“This is one significant way that we can increase the number of people that come to Bowling Green and visit,” said Nash.

The Bowling Green City Commission is expected to vote on the funding request Tuesday.