Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford has big plans for the Alabama State Fairgrounds, plans that will cost big money and (more importantly) more bonds. At the City Council meeting Tuesday, Langford said that he would soon roll out plans for an “Olympic Village.”
The Olympic Village would include equestrian facilities, a natatorium (a fancy word for an indoor competition swimming pool) and high-rise dormitories where the athletes can live.
The plan would cost $90 million, Langford said. The money would come from more bonds.
The mayor’s office will give a more detailed presentation to the city council at a special-called Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday at 2 p.m.