After 80 years in existence Longford Greyhound Stadium is due to close on August 23rd 2019. The track is part of greyhound racing heritage and is much loved by its friends and supporters. Longford Track Supporters Club want to try to keep Longford Greyhound Stadium for as long as possible.
At a meeting held at the track on August 15th the future of Longford Greyhound Stadium was discussed. Over 100 people from all over Ireland attended and heard that basically there are 2 options for the track:
Close down on Friday August 23rd Deal with the urgent issues raised by the Fire Officer and other financial requirements by raising funds immediately.
It is estimated that if we raised €25,000 in the next 2 weeks that racing at the track could continue to October.
It was clearly pointed out that raising these funds will NOT GUARANTEE that racing will continue after October. The track will also require further funding to survive after that.
Basically it’s a big gamble, but faced with the other option of closing immediately those in attendance decided unanimously to fight for the future of the track. The Longford Track Supporters Club have formed a fundraising committee with the aim of raising €25,000 as soon as possible.
This figure is easily attainable as the goodwill is there. We are ready to fight for Longford Greyhound Stadium! We are asking owners, trainers and anyone with an interest in the track to contribute €200 to the fund. This page has been set up to help with this process and all contributions are welcome.
Please note - this fundraiser is being organised by Longford Track Supporters Club and not Longford Racing Ltd.
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Longford Greyhound Track Supporters Club
Fundraising team: Longford Track Supporters Club (2)