Romford’s greyhound stadium to be transformed

November 27, 2018 by  

The Romford Greyhound Stadium is being revamped this winter.

There are only 21 sites for greyhound racing left in the country and the owners of the Romford Greyhound Stadium want to keep up with shifts in the leisure sector. Hence, the stadium in Romford is in the process of being upgraded. Promotional products can be useful after a site receives a makeover.

Area is the fit-out contractor and it is undertaking the project on behalf of Ladbrokes Coral Group at the moment. Area is a section of the Forefront Group and it is leading the works. About £8.5 million will be spent on the modernisation of the stadium. Shahine Mardani is Area’s project manager and he told Essex Live:

“When we finish in spring 2019 the new facilities will accommodate around 1,500 people on race days. In the meantime, we have a schedule of 22-weeks onsite and a target to keep the track open the whole time and avoid disturbing the dogs.”

Work on the demolition of part of the stadium started in the summer. This effort involves the replacement of a major stand with parking spaces. The clearing of the space under discussion has yet to be completed.

However, the existing Millennium Stand is going nowhere. According to the plans, this stand will be enhanced and extended. Meanwhile, the kennels are going to be improved to benefit the greyhounds.