I remember when it was a horse track. Actually, they wanted it to be this upscale sort of thing, but that never worked, largely because the horse racing industry is dying. There’s still an Alabama Derby out there, but it’s held in Maryland or some place like that. Anyway, this place just gets more and more trashy, leading up to electronic bingo. Guess who thinks it’s a super idea!
Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford, who then was mayor-elect and as mayor now holds a seat on the racing commission, attended the Oct. 24 commission meeting and endorsed the deal, minutes of that meeting indicate.
Langford also recently said he favors a location adjacent to the dog track for a 60,000-seat sports dome that business leaders want to be built downtown at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.
Whatever McGregor wants, I guess.