Mondo and Kiefer U.S.A. chosen to provide innovative hydraulic banked track for the Norton Sports Health Athletics and Learning Complex

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Nov. 14, 2019 - PRLog -- Once again, a Mondo track has been chosen for an important track and field facility. This time, it's the Norton Sports Health Athletics and Learning Complex in Louisville, Kentucky, which is part of the Louisville Urban League redevelopment project in Louisville's Russell neighborhood. When complete, the complex will feature a state-of-the-art Mondo hydraulic banked track with a Mondotrack WS track surface—the official track of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The leader in sport track innovation and expertise, Mondo was the first company to produce a variable hydraulic banking track, and the company continues to lead this market: The innovative track going into the Norton Sports Health Athletics and Learning Complex is the evolution of a Mondo system that was installed for the first time in 1987.

The push of a button will raise the curves of the complex's 200-meter track in minutes to the desired height for competitions or training sessions. When lowered, the track will be flush with the surrounding surface, so the entire area can be used for other sports or activities. The ease of use in setting any desired incline makes the track extremely versatile and ideal for athletes of all levels.

Greg Fischer, Louisville mayor, and Sadiqa Reynolds, president and CEO of Louisville Urban League, have spoken several times about the impact the 24-acre redevelopment project will have on the community.

"This project will activate a vacant lot, bring investment and jobs to the Russell neighborhood and serve as a healthy outlet for youth and adults from across our country," Fischer has said.

"This project is about more than sports," Reynolds has said. "It is about economic opportunity, families traveling into our community with disposable income and the jobs and organic growth that will happen as a result of this catalytic project."

Slated to be completed by the end of 2020, the complex is designed to host USA Track and Field and NCAA sporting events, as well as scholastic track and field competitions, and local and regional track teams. Kiefer U.S.A., a leader in the supply and installation of athletic surfacing, will head the team installing the Mondo track.

About Mondo Track Surfaces

Mondo track surfaces are made from rubber and vulcanized to produce a continuous, seamless piece of material that will not separate. Ideal for daily training and high-level competition, the surfaces provide the optimal amount of friction, energy return, and shock absorption for the long-term health and safety of those who use them. In addition, they have a life expectancy of 15 years or more, won't compress or break down over time, can withstand heavy static and rolling loads, are easy to maintain with non-porous surfaces, and have a low total cost of ownership.

Hundreds of prestigious track and field competitions have been held on Mondo track surfaces, including the past 31 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships, 25 recent USA Track and Field Indoor Championships, and numerous NCAA Division I, II, and III Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships. An official supplier of athletic tracks for the past 11 Olympic Games, Mondo has been the competition surface since the 1992 Barcelona Games, and is the official supplier or sponsor of more than 100 sports federations and associations.

Mondo's extensive research and development result in state-of-the-art systems that help athletes perform their best and set records. More than 270 world records have been set on Mondo's track surfaces.

About Mondo

Celebrating more than 70 years of expertise, Mondo is the global leader in the track and field, and indoor sport flooring markets, manufacturing sport flooring surfaces for virtually every application. More than 1,100 of the company's tracks and millions of square feet of its high-performance athletic surfaces are installed in university and athletic training facilities, health clubs, private gyms, fitness centers, multipurpose athletic and event complexes, parks and recreation facilities, local community centers, gymnasiums, weight and cardio areas, multipurpose spaces, locker rooms, and lobbies worldwide.

A family-owned business since its founding in 1948, Mondo sells its products in more than 196 countries through Mondo-owned manufacturing companies in Italy, Luxembourg, Spain and China. For news updates, visit, and the Mondo press room (, and follow the company on Facebook (, Twitter (, Instagram (, and LinkedIn (

About Kiefer U.S.A.

Kiefer U.S.A. is a family-owned company with a history steeped in sports tradition. A Mondo partner for over 40 years, Kiefer prides itself on being a worldwide leader in the supply and installation of world-class athletic surfacing. For more information, visit and follow the company on Facebook (, Twitter (, Instagram (, and LinkedIn (

Glynis Gibson

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