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Lease Extension Approved For Fairgrounds Racing

June 5th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

After being essentially abandoned for close to five years- racing at the Allegany County Fairgrounds resumed a few months ago and the early returns have been so positive a lease extension has been approved by the county commissioners. In early 2016, a consulting firm hired by Allegany County officials suggested last year that the track be removed because it didn't generate revenue.  At that point a citizen's group went to work from there, resurrecting the track in less than six months. The Greater Cumberland Raceway kicked off its 2017 in April and attendance at the weekly events has been strong.  The original lease agreement covered only this season, but after such early success, the group has requested an extension operating under the existing terms. Economic development specialist David Nedved…


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