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Historic Birmingham Greyhound Racing Stadium to be auctioned

The entire contents of one of Birmingham’s most famous greyhound stadiums are to be sold by Eddisons, the UK valuer and asset disposal specialists.

Hall Green Greyhound Stadium was opened in 1927 and in its prime entertained thousands of racegoers. But after dwindling attendances, the 3,000 capacity stadium will be demolished to make way for a new housing development following the final race meeting on July 29.

Lots included in the sale include the catering equipment and furnishings of the Grandstand Restaurant, fast food outlets and hotel facilities, along with a whole host of stadium equipment such as ground maintenance plant and track equipment – including the scoreboard and floodlights.

Kevin McAndrew, Director at Eddisons, said: “I don’t think I’ve ever been involved in such an assorted array of lots; It’s not every day you get to auction the contents of a historic greyhound stadium.”

“The sale includes everything from the contents of the different on-site restaurants and hotel, plus the in-house printers who used to produce all of the stadium’s race programme materials. We anticipate a lot of interest from other dog track owners, along with many local restaurant, leisure, hotel and print operators who are looking to buy or replace their current stock.”

“Hall Green holds a special place in the hearts of racegoers from the region, so we expect there will be many race-lovers looking to secure some stadium memorabilia too.”

Viewings will take place on Monday 14 August between 10.00am and 3.30pm. Bidding on auction lots ends from 10.00am Tuesday 15 August 2017.

To register a bid or for further information, please visit: https://www.eddisons.com/machinery-business-assets/assets-for-sale or email onlinesales@eddisons.com

 

Written by: Kevin McAndrew on Friday 11/08/2017

 

 

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