West Memphis Dog Track Sets "Re-Grand Opening" of Newly Revamped Park

NOVEMBER 7, 2006 - Posted at 4:23 p.m. CST

WEST MEMPHIS, AR - Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment will officially unveil one of the most significant development projects in Crittenden County history on Thursday at Southland Park.

Complete with a $40 million makeover, Southland Park Gaming & Racing for the first time will provide guests with a "full house" of new and upgraded amenities and culinary offerings, including more than 750 electronic games of skill, a buffet, live entertainment, a 450-seat event center and gift shop.

"We're thrilled to formally re-introduce Southland Park Gaming & Racing to the community," said Barry Baldwin, president of Southland Racing Corporation.  "The makeover of this facility marks a milestone 50 years in the making and will usher in new state-of-the-art gaming unique to Arkansas.  We appreciate the community's support in this historic transformation and look forward to welcoming hundreds of thousands of annual visitors with a more guest-oriented gaming and racing setting."

Construction on the upgrade at Southland has resulted in 300 additional jobs in the West Memphis area.