New Grandstand at Crescent City Track, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-08


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NEW GRANDSTAND AT CRESCENT CITY TRACK. I The illustration above is a photographic likeness of the new grandstand and auxilliary buildings which now grace the old Fair Grounds race course at New Orleans and which will be opened to the public for the first time tomorrow. The work of dismantling and rebuilding has been in progress since the close of the racing season last spring and the Crescent City Jockey Club lias expended nearly a quarter of a million dollars lu making their plant one of the most mortem in. the country. The grandstand itself is a replica-of--the grandstand which. niori Parle ratracfclnSt Louis, inasmuch as the steel in that structure was used. It has a seating capacity of over 3,000 people and affords a good view of every part of the track to the occupant of any scat In the structure. The building adjoining on the left is taken up with offices for officials, track post office, hospital, dining rooms, telegraph office, bureau of information and jockey quarters. Beyond the grand stand is the betting ring, judges stand and paddock, also a Covered enclosure where patrons coming to thu track in automobiles and carriages may view the races without leaving their equipages. The betting ring is an enclosure designed to accommodate 100 bookmakers and their patrons without discomfort aud is lighted by electricity. he,paddockis rlso- enclosed-and- contains eighteen; stalls. Next to the paddock are the private offices of the judges, stewards and racing secretary... The foreground in the illustration represents the first turn.

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