This elegant 1,500 seat glass-enclosed grandstand building was built in 1965 on a 194 acre plot of land in the middle of nowhere at the time in Goodyear, Az. Only someone from New York (James Dunnigan) would think this was a good idea and it lasted for only a little over 2 seasons and then was abandoned for 51 years. Hubby and I went in the forbidden area a few years ago and looked around and oh it must have been something to see it in its day.
Here is a picture I found of the escalator when it was open...
A fantastic view of the trotters and lit up like a Christmas tree
A unique and elaborate building for sure....
It was for sale for 16.5 million dollars but no one wanted to try to restore it or make it into something else so after sitting all these years they are now tearing it down.
For some it was nothing but a eyesore but for others a point of conversation as you whizzed by on the current freeway................ I will miss it.