Live racing under way at Northville track

Sep. 16, 2020  PLYMOUTH EAGLE.

Plymouth Michigan News


The odds are in betters’ favor at Northville Downs which opened recently for standardbred racing.

The racetrack will require all visitors to wear face masks and health screenings and temperature checks will be required for all spectators. Social distancing is required and the grandstand capacity is limited to no more than 896 persons, including the bar and restaurant area. Track management was required to move more than 100 tables, 500 chairs and 200 televisions to accommodate the health requirements. Crowd capacity has been reduced, track managers said, by 85 percent.

“We’re requiring the track and the racing teams to limit personal interactions to what is required run a live race meeting safely,” Michigan Gaming Control Board executive director Richard S. Kalm said in a statement. “This level of care also must be extended to fans who visit the track.”

The state gaming control board members approved advance deposit wagering in June and granted a temporary license to TVG Network on the same day.


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