Friday, October 28, 2011

Limerick Greyhound Stadium

 Limerick Greyhound Stadium was newly opened on the 8th October 2010. it is located in Greenpark, Dock Road Limerick city .It is modeled on the Cork Greyhound Stadium.There is an attached three story headquarters building for the IGB (Irish Greyhound Board).I found out about the stadium by looking at .There are many positive reviews from tourists from outside of Ireland.The new Limerick Greyhound Stadium also has its own Facebook page where news about upcoming events is regularly updated.the page informs about special offers and special events also.Regular opening hours are from 6:30pm - 11:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays but sometimes the stadium is open during the week for special events like charity fundraisers.When i went to visit the stadium it was closed but i did get a good look at the place.

  I went to visit the stadium and was very impressed.From the outside the building is very stylish.It is a 5 story building.There is a 190 seat restaurant and dining areas inside,gallery bars,private hospitality suites and also tiered viewing areas.The stadium can hold over 200 people.There is lots of parking spaces, and a large kennel block .It is a very nice facility and a cutting edge sports building.

The stadium recently hosted the Kerry Agribusiness Irish St. Leger.It was the biggest event to take place in the limerick racing calender and is the second time that the race has taken place since the Limerick Greyhound Stadium's opening in October 2010.The event was a great success with a large turnout of people and a great night of greyhound racing was had by all. There is a great video of the Kerry Agribusiness Irish St. Leger Final 2011 posted on youtube by the IGB. Peter Muligan's dog What A Tornado was the dog that won the ledger at 2/1 in a time of 29.58 seconds.

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