Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) can confirm the temporary suspension of greyhound racing at Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium.
Belle Vue’s existing BAGS fixtures will be moved to sister tracks within the ARC group.
Rachel Corden, Greyhound Operations Director, said “The suspension of greyhound racing throughout the national period of lockdown has had a significant impact on many businesses involved in greyhound racing, as it has across all sports. Whilst we are pleased to be back racing behind closed doors, having reassessed the short-term financial requirements, it is simply uneconomical to operate fixtures at Belle Vue at this time.
“We know how much local and national support there is for racing to continue at Belle Vue but, as a large site that relies heavily on the leisure crowd and without footfall it is just not viable to operate at this time.
“This decision will be reassessed at the end of August, and we would like to thank all of the staff and trainers for their ongoing support. We will be continuing to support those greyhounds, trainers and owners attached to Belle Vue with a similar support package that we have operated during the last ten weeks until we reassess the situation.