Members of a group opposed to the construction of a racetrack at Cooper Stadium were expected to meet with the project's developer Thursday.

Members of a group opposed to the construction of a racetrack at Cooper Stadium were expected to meet with the project's developer Thursday.

Redevelop Our Area Responsibly (ROAR), a group composed of organizations surrounding Copper Stadium and residents, were to meet with representatives from Arshot Investment Corp, which agreed earlier year -- following certain contract contingencies -- to buy the old ballpark for $3.3-million.

The meeting is closed to the public.

ROAR member Regina Tobin, a German Village resident and realtor, said her group plans to present information concerns to Arshot and ideas for other uses for the stadium.

"We want to present all the information that we had researched to show why we applaud him for doing something with the lot but we also need to share with him everything we have found," Tobin said.

She said among the items that will be discussed is a sports complex, which the group believes would be a better fit for the area.

"(Residents) would love to have a large sports complex for families right there because there is a need for that," Tobin said.

ROAR held a meeting earlier this month where a majority of people there supported the complex.

"That seemed to be pretty much an overwhelming consciences," she said. "It would bring jobs and also be compatible."

Among other things that will be discussed at the meeting is support the group has received and a noise study.

Tobin said according to ROAR's own research a raceway, at least in terms of noise, would be detrimental to the area.

ROAR member German Village resident Matt Golden, an acoustical engineer, previously said noise pollution could affect the immediate area and even German Village.

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