LIFFORD GREYHOUND Stadium will close its traps for the last time on Saturday-week, ending 60 years of history in the border town.
Last summer, the stadium, which underwent a €12million upgrade back in 2003, was put up for sale, with a €1.9 million price tag.
The Racing Manager at Lifford Greyhound Stadium, Matthew Duffy, said it was ‘with a heavy and a completely broken heart’ that he posted a message from the CEOs to confirm its impending closure.
“Due to an ongoing lack of support form Irish Greyhound Board, we regretfully announce that Lifford Greyhound Stadium will be closing its doors permanently on August 17th,” the statement said.
“While this has not been an easy decision to make, we would like to thank all the owners, trainers, customers and all the hardworking staff that has helped us over the last 15 years.
“If you oppose this decision, we would invite you to speak to the Irish Greyhound Board as we would be happy to continue to support greyhound racing in the north west.”
Lifford Greyhound Stadium was first opened in 1959 and, 16 years ago, underwent a huge transformation and the 17.5-acre site includes a 240-seater restaurant overlooking the track.Tags: