Kenosha’s Dairyland Greyhound Park confirmed Tuesday that the track will close at year’s end. Track officials announced that Dairyland will close the doors for good after the last race on New Year’ss Eve. Roy Berger, Dairyland Executive Vice President, called it a sad day for the Dairyland family and the Kenosha community.
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Berger said the track will try to help the 174 employees affected by the decision, and that the big question is still whether the Menominee Nation will be able to resurrect the facility as a casino.
Kenosha Mayor Keith Bosman says the closing will be a blow for the city, which will lose some revenue. Dairyland opened in June of 1990, one of five dog tracks that opened across the state, and for a time was one of Wisconsin’s top tourist attractions.
WRJN’s Janet Hoff submitted this report