Construction is underway at Flemington Race Course in Australia of a new $128 million grandstand that Victoria Racing Club officials say will offer racegoers an “unrivaled race day experience.”
The Herald Sun reports that the Victoria Racing Club grandstand, which is being built on Flemington's home straight, is scheduled to be complete in time for the running of the 2018 Melbourne Cup. The futuristic-looking grandstand will have five levels, and will be topped by a roof garden.
It will feature “two permanent bars with barbecues and pizza ovens outside and an indoor dining area seating about 200 people opening to a weather-protected deck.” Racegoers will have a sweeping 360-degree view of the racecourse.
Victoria Racing Club chair Amanda Elliott told the Herald Sun that the development would “raise the bar'' for racecourses globally and offer an “unrivaled race day experience.”
“It really is a spectacular new addition,'' Elliott said.
“We need to give people a memorable race day experience that isn't just picking a winner … the rest of the world is very interested in this development.''
Read more in the Herald Sun
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