Plans For A New $20 Million Grandstands At Scioto Downs Have Been Unveiled

Photo via Scioto Downs

Scioto Downs is getting a major upgrade to their racetrack area.

Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs announced a newly designed 30,000 square foot Grandstands that will feature new stadium seating, two VIP suites on the top level, and an open apron area. The $20 million trackside grandstands will totally transform the iconic track at Scioto Downs.

“For over six decades, Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs has hosted countless live races, concerts, and events at the track, and the Grandstands are an integral part of the viewing experience for guests,” said Joseph Morris, Senior Vice President of Racing for Caesars Entertainment in a press release. “This investment will significantly improve that experience, and we are incredibly excited to debut the all-new Grandstands and welcome our racing fans back to the track.”

The new Grandstands will feature 768 stadium seats on the main level, an additional 280 seats on the terrace, and an open apron area. The two VIP suites on the top level will be able to accommodate up to 130 guests, with a variety of food and drink options for the VIPs.

The racetrack itself underwent a renovation earlier this year, including a resurfaced track, updated apron concrete, new bath stalls in the paddock, a revamped drivers’ lounge, and a refreshed 500-seat clubhouse.

The Grandstands first debuted at Scioto Downs on October 9, 1959, after a $2.5 million construction project. The track hosted all kinds of events outside of racing like the High School State Championship Meet, motorcycle races, and more.

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