Centennial Park Plant Revives Colorado Turf: New Track Expected to be Ready for 46-Day Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-03


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Centennial Park Plant Revives Colorado Turf New Track Expected to Be, Ready for 46-Day Meeting DENVER, Colo., May 2. — The most modern methods of thoroughbred racing plant construction are being incorporated in Centennial Park, where horse racing will be revived in Colorado this summer. The 46-day meeting will be launched on July 4. Standing steps are being placed between the standing ramp and the grandstand. Their strategic location and clear visibility will undoubtedly prove very popular with race patrons. Capacity of these steps will be 1,500 persons. The standing ramp, which will accommodate 30,000 persons, will be sloped so that everyone, short or tall, will have a clear view of the entire racing course. The "tote" board, will be located so that patrons standing at the leaning rail in front of it will have a clear view of the entire one-mile racing strip. The clubhouse area, with a capacity of 1,376 persons, features table boxes throughout. Centennial Park will be the only track in the country that will have this seating arrangement. The box holders will be able to remain seated at a table and get a clear, unobstructed view of the entire course, and at the same time enjoy food and refreshments if they so desire. The remainder of the grandstand will sat 1,224 persons in loges and box seats, and there will be 2,353 unreserved seats. Construction work is ahead of schedule at Centennial. General Manager Willard Tun-! ney says the plant will definitely be com-1 pleted well in advance of opening day. I

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