As part of the New York Racing Association, Inc’s (NYRA) ongoing capital investments in Saratoga Race Course, which includes the all new hospitality area The Stretch, the organization has recently announced plans to construct a three-story hospitality building at the historic racetrack.
An Exciting Addition to Saratoga Race Course
NYRA has just revealed that the New York State Franchise Oversight Board approved the construction of a new permanent building at the site of Saratoga Race Course’s At the Rail tent.
This 36,000-square foot, three-story, climate-controlled building will offer a variety of hospitality options and premier modern amenities for racetrack guests to enjoy. In addition, there will be a basement level that will provide space for the building’s fully-appointed kitchen.
When Will the Project Be Completed?
The project is expected to break ground upon the conclusion of the 2018 meet at Saratoga, and SOSH Architects will oversee the design, bid, and construction services for the building. At the same time, Matt Hruff, partner at Frost Hurff Architects, will serve as the project consultant to ensure the building meets historic preservation standards.
In a press release, NYRA CEO and President Chris Kay, said, “We have taken great care to ensure that the building is historically consistent with the fabled architecture of our grandstand and clubhouse. We look forward to beginning the next steps of this much-anticipated project.”
Once work on the project begins later this year, NYRA hopes to have it completed by opening day of the 2019 meet at Saratoga Race Course!