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The transit improvements in Shozhod brought other changers. Where most of 65,000 fans would once drive, the Sports complex was now served by 5 Metro lines and numerous bus connections. The need for expansive surface parking was minimized.
The new mass-transit based neighborhood, combined with the near-by university, was a major boon to the neighborhood. With sporting events taking place 160 days of the year, new businesses flourished here.
To the east of the complex, an new multi-story parking lot was built to accommodated those who instead on driving.
Not every improvement was done on the public sector's dime.
The excess land was sold to a private entertainment developer for a new fairground. Not only did this bring needed revenue to the city and provide new entertainment opportunities, it also leveraged the heavy investment in pubic transit made in the area.
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