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Coronavirus: Sunderland Greyhound Stadium closed to public until at least end of March

Sunderland Greyhound Stadium is holding all race meetings behind closed doors until at least the end of March as a response to the coronavirus crisis.

Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 10:41 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 7:40 pm

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A statement on the stadium website reads: “Following the announcements from the Arena Racing Company (ARC), we can confirm that all greyhound fixtures across the group including Sunderland will take place behind closed doors from Tuesday, 17 March, until at least the end of the month.”

The statement adds: “We would like to apologise for the inconvenience this causes, but no one beyond the minimum essential staff required to operate the race day will be admitted.

“Unfortunately, greyhound owners will not be permitted entry to the site, as will anyone who turns up on the day.

Sunderland Greyhound Stadium, in Newcastle Road, is holding race meetings behind closed doors until at least the end of March.

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“Anyone who has booked tickets or hospitality during this time will be offered to reschedule their booking or receive a full refund. We will be in touch with every party organiser.”

Further information is available via [email protected]