It is too easy to compare the Kansas Velodrome to the film "Field of Dreams". Lawrence based track racing enthusiast, Bill Anderson wanted a Velodrome. He and cycling promoter Mark Thomas, had sat on numerous committees with the good intention of building a concrete or asphalt Velodrome somewhere in the metro. Kansas City has a fairly rich history of bicycle track racing. A large outdoor Velodrome was raced on in the late 19th century, but burned to the ground apparently in the early 20th century. Municipal Auditorium was the scene of popular Six Day events from the 1930's at least until the late 1940's, with local talent like Henry Meyer and the big names in the sport, the Walthours. However, by the early 1960's local track events became rare, and mostly contested on High School running tracks. Mr. Anderson began to look for an alternative to the slow moving process of the "Velodrome Committees."