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New Orleans Fair Grounds To Get New Video Boards

New Orleans Fair Grounds To Get New Video Boards
Posted Monday, August 25th 2014 @ 4pm

Churchill Downs Inc. is purchasing two new video boards for the Fair Grounds. Times-Picayune reports the track will be installing two high definition video screens by the opening of the 2014-15 racing season. One will replace the broken screen in the infield, and another will go in the paddock.

The broken video screen in the infield has been a point of contention with patrons. Fixing it was one of the requirements stipulated by the Louisiana Racing Commission for Churchill Downs to be granted a license renewal to run the track.

The video screens cost approximately $300,000. Construction will begin immediately.

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