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Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium, London

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Wimbledon Stadium, also known as Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium is a greyhound racing track located in Wimbledon in southwest London, England. It also hosts stock car and other small circuit motor racing events and until 2005 hosted motorcycle speedway. The stadium has hosted the English Greyhound Derby every year since 1985. The stadium is due to close in June 2016 in order to make way for a housing development.StadiumThe facilities include a brick fronted grandstand seating 8,000 and several bars and catering facilities, including a waiter-service restaurant. The stadium is surrounded by a large open-air car park.HistoryRacing historyRacing was first held on 19 May 1928. The site had been purchased by South London Greyhound Racecourses Ltd who then experienced financial difficulties. W J Cearns, owner of the building firm, put in a large sum of money to help get the stadium up and running. Wimbledon became one of the major tracks of Britain after a new grandstand was constructed to replace the war damaged section of the stadium.Many famous trainers helped the track gain a first class reputation for good racing including Paddy McEllistrim, Sidney Orton, Paddy McEvoy, Joe Harmon and Paddy Fortune. The track originally held the classic race The Laurels and the prestigious race The Puppy Derby. Eventually the Greyhound Racing Association would purchase the stadium and it would hold the English Greyhound Derby following the demise of White City Stadium.
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  • Been to watch the dogs a few times but this was my first time watching the banger racing. So much fun; the noise and atmosphere was amazing. However there wasn't as much 'banging' as I've seen at othe...  more »
  • I think my title says it all. It was a really good evening and the atmosphere is so much fun! The stadium does look a little tired and does need some love! I'm going to miss the dogs at Wimbledon, how...  more »
  • Last night, four of us went for a greyhound. It is a great experience and everyone should try it once ( even if you are not betting ). On entry, the security was very nice and felt welcomed. The Stadi...  more »
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  • Excellent night out. Food was good (we had table service) Atmosphere was amazing! Will go again - before it closes!
  • romford is not in london neither is crayford wimbledon is outdated just like the old wembley knock it down its had its day the reason greyhound racing has died is the non existence royal presence actors celebs mds cant get enough chance of a honor meet the royals watch royal ascot and the derby the best the dog derby gets ?
  • Not extremely easy to reach using public transport. Was there to go to the car boot market on a Sunday morning. Lots of junk, but with a few gems!!! I would recommend a visit.
  • Top notch service and price, 1st time I've used this garage and I'm really happy with the service
  • An amazing place to visit for a foreigner living in London. Very unique experience giving a great insight into the real British life and culture - much more authentic than most of central London. And a good fun! :)