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October 01, 2022

Ghost of the Greyhound

The bones of the old grandstands are easy to find. Long, sloping steps eventually end at a newly constructed wall, glass door, or window.

With greyhound racing decamping to two West Virginia tracks by 2023, owners of the facilities legislated into oblivion have been left to figure out how — or whether — to make something of empty, often dilapidated structures surrounding fallow dirt ovals.

Some owners and executives have gotten creative. Some have seemingly surrendered when society began thinking differently of their sport. Local gambling laws and the ambitions or financial muster of ownership have a lot to do with it.

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